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Volume 5 (current volume)

Vol.5 No.1 (Spring 2007) This issue features articles on the Queen Alexandra's nurses, Frederick George Lee (1832-1902), a double tragedy at Mornington Crescent tube station, and a book review of the Encyclopedia of Cremation. ( 1.50 + 50p p&p). 

Vol.5 No.2 (Spring 2008) This issue features a history of the Glades of Remembrance and its designer Edward White, the mysterious crash of the Oxford PH404 during World War II, and Albert Kohan - hero of the French Resistance. ( 1.50 + 50p p&p). 

Vol.5 No.3 (Spring 2009) This issue features a biography of the oil derrickman Herman Douthit, a study of the family of Frederick Thomas Galsworthy, and notes on the Olympic figure skater Cecilia Colledge.( 1.50 + 50p p&p). 

Vol.5 No.4 (Spring 2011) This issue features articles on the civilian war graves in St Alban's burial ground and funeral costs from 1862 - 1930.( 1.50 + 50p p&p). 


Volume 4

Cover of Necropolis News vol 4 no 2 (2003)

Vol.4 No.1 (Autumn 2002) This issue features articles on Brompton Cemetery, a personal view of embalming, the artist Marie Spartali Stillman (1843-1927), Mr Talyarkhan, killed in a railway acident at Slough in 1900, grave maintenance in the cemetery, and a poem commemorating the tragic death the Rev. A.H. Mackonochie (1887).  ( 1.50 + 50p p&p). 
Vol.4 No.2 (Spring 2003) Cricket special, featuring an introduction written by Sir Alec Bedser. The cricketers featured in this issue are: Frederick Spofforth, Gubby Allen, Ken Farnes, Tom Humphrey, Freddie Calthorpe, William Yardley, Manekji Bajana, Federick Maude, Orme Bristowe and the Beldham cousins. Also featured in this issue are Joseph Helfenstein (drowned when the SS Berlin sank in 1907), and the story of Jabez Tepper, a cousin of J.M.W. Turner.  ( 1.50 + 50p p&p). 
Vol.4 No.3 (Autumn 2003)  This features articles on Alfred Moore (died 1909), Col. Edmund B. Hartley VC (1847-1919), the strange double suicide of Mervyn and Marjory Hughes (died 1908), the fighter pilot Edward J. Egan (died 1940), Ungku Abdul Azis (1887-1951), George McCulloch (1848-1907), the Logan family, and the story of the "baby farmers" Amelia Sach and Annie Walters (executed 1903). ( 1.50 + 50p p&p).

Volume 3

Cover of Necropolis News vol 3 no 3 (2000)

Vol. 3 No. 1 (November 1999) articles on Major M. F. Meiklejohn, Sir Joshua Jebb, the South Metropolitan Cemetery Norwood, 100 years ago, Newbray Hall, Baron Hugo Hirst, Mrs Christofi, and symbolism in the cemetery (1.50 + 50p p&p)
Vol. 3 No. 2 (April 2000)
articles on the London & South Western Railway burial ground, symbolism in the cemetery, the Mount Cemetery (Guildford), the Duchess of Argyll, Kensal Green Cemetery, and William Stewart Ross (1.50 + 50p p&p)
Vol. 3 No. 3 (November 2000)
articles on the Brookwood Asylum, Ernest Augustus Runtz, 100 years ago, William Joseph Bazalgette, Richard Ansdell RA, the London & South Western Railway burial ground, and Charles Sweeney (1.50 + 50p p&p)
Vol. 3 No. 4 (April 2001)
articles on ceramic grave markers, John ("Jack") Jebb, Disraeli's niece (Dorothy Sa Whitelaw), Pilot Officer Colin D. Francis, the Actors' Acre (part 1), and Blanche Neville. (1.50 + 50p p&p)
Vol. 3 No.5 (November 2001)
articles on Lady Elizabeth Keppel (1890-1986) - Mrs. Keppel's niece, the Community of the Order of Reparation, the Actors' Acre (part 2), the story of the Spencer children (killed in a fire in 1862), and the Brookwood "Eagles" (World War II American volunteer pilots).(1.50 + 50p p&p)

Vol.3 No.6 (April 2002)
Special murder issue: includes articles on "Murders most foul" featuring five murder victims who are buried at Brookwood, William IV and Mrs. Jordan's grandson (Hon. George Fitzclarence), the Battle of Britain pilot John Stanley Gilders (1919-1941), General Sir Robert Phayre (1820-1897), and the Community of the Mission Sisters of the Holy Name of Jesus. (1.50 + 50p p&p)

Volume 2

Cover of Necropolis News vol 2 no 2 (1996)

Vol. 2 No. 1 (April 1996) articles on the St Edward Brotherhood, Dr G. W. Leitner, Flight Lieutenant R. Reynell, review of Who Lies Where (1.50 + 50p p&p)
Vol. 2 No. 2 (November 1996) articles on Plot 24, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Goldfinch, One Hundred Years Ago, Alfred Edmeades Bestall (1.00 + 50p p&p)
Vol. 2 No. 3 (April 1997) articles on Airmen of the First World War, Cemetery fungi foray, J. N. Tata, and the Hogg family memorial (1.50 + 50p p&p)
Vol. 2 No. 4 (November 1997) articles on Re-interments from London Churches, Flight Lieutenant Beresford, 1897, the sequoia, and the Carlisle grave (1.50 + 50p p&p)
(Please note that no magazine was produced in April 1998.)
Vol. 2 No. 5 (November 1998) articles on the Ancient Order of Foresters and One Hundred Years Ago (1.50 + 50p p&p)
Vol. 2 No. 6 (April 1999) articles on the Turkish military plot, Fungi foray update, Pilot Officer Peter Kennard-Davis, Death of Mr James Burt, the American Battle Monuments Commission, Sir M. M. Bhownagree, and Dr Robert Knox (1.50 + 50p p&p)

Volume 1

Cover of Necropolis News vol 1 no 1 (1993) 

Vol. 1 No. 1 (April 1993) articles on Edith Thompson, the anonymous statue, St Alban's Holborn, James E. Wise, the English Funeral 1500-1850 (1.50 + 50p p&p)
Vol. 1 No. 2 (November 1993) articles on Charles Bradlaugh, the Necropolis Company in 1856, premature burial & body snatching, St Anne's Westminster, James T. Tanner (1.00 + 50p p&p)
Vol. 1 No. 3 (October 1994) articles on Caroll Gibbons, the airliner disasters, the Smith family, Sultan Said Bin Taimur, service for Edith Thompson (1.50 + 50p p&p)
Vol. 1 No. 4 (November 1994) commemorating 140 years of Brookwood Cemetery (1.50 + 50p p&p)
Vol. 1 No. 5 (April 1995) articles on Sir Luke Fildes, Col. Svoboda, St Saviour's Southwark, memories of Brookwood in the 1940s-50s (1.50 + 50p p&p)
Vol. 1 No. 6 (November 1995) articles on Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall, Sergeant John Ellis, Aspects of Undertaking, 1912 - Murders Most Foul (1.50 + 50p p&p)

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