A hand-tinted print of a chapel on fire, surrounded by shocked onlookers, is not a common choice for framed prints, but still, one such copy found its way to me.
The Stowmarket Guncotton Explosion occurred on a Friday afternoon, on 11thAugust 1871. The explosion killed 28 and injured a further 70.
Fire Constable Arthur Wale lost his life aged 46 in the Derham Boot Factory fire of 1906...
Annie Fairlamb Mellon was one of the UK’s greatest materialisation mediums and is so rarely celebrated for her weird and wonderful claims.
"Killed by a Coffin at Kensal Green Cemetery..."
Greenbank is a large Victorian Garden cemetery, but like so many others, has suffered from years of neglect.
By a small turning off the A16, sits a little shrine to the Victorian Gothic.
The 11th February marks the 157th anniversary of Lizzie Siddal’s death. While not exactly a household name, she is an icon, a muse, an artist and a beautifully tragic figure of the Victorian art world.
This week on Burials and Beyond, I’d like to introduce you to Cora L V Scott, one of the most influential mediums in the 19thcentury spiritualist movement and the most famous Victorian you’ve never heard of.