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Artificial Stone 3: Coade broken

In two earlier posts we have seen the rise and triumph of Eleanor Coade’s artificial stone business. [Catch up on them at:   http://wp.me/p4brf0-vR6  &   http://wp.me/p4brf0-vR8 ]  Eleanor was a successful entrepreneur dominating the market in architectural decoration and … Continue reading

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Dead Dogs….

Hows that for a cheery topic?   It’s the 200th anniversary next week of the death of a dog. Admittedly not just any old dog but one called Boatswain, a much-loved Newfoundland dog  that belonged to Lord Byron. So besotted was … Continue reading

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John Claudius Loudon…and cemeteries continued

John Claudius Loudon had been fascinated by death and burial for many years before he began designing cemeteries. His first, and probably most bizarre, work was the monument he designed for his parents’ grave in the churchyard of St John … Continue reading

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John Claudius Loudon…and cemeteries

Maybe it’s not the cheeriest of subjects but  as another birthday approached my thoughts turned to immortality – or rather the lack of it – and so I planned to write about some of the history of cemeteries and burial grounds, … Continue reading

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