A Teddy Bear and Two Gangsters

Chingford Mount Cemetery, Greater London
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We were on a family trip to London so we decided to spend a sunny afternoon walking around this cemetery. In was lovely to find this oasis of calm in one of the largest cities in the world.

This three dimensional model of a "teddy bear" is a lovely design to use for a young child.
Reginald and his twin brother Ronald Kray were leading figures in organised crime in London's East End during the 1950s and 1960s. The Krays were involved in armed robberies, arson, protection rackets, violent assaults including torture and the murders of Jack "The Hat" McVitie and George Cornell. Ronald remained in Broadmoor Hospital until his death on 17 March 1995, but Reginald was released from prison on compassionate grounds in August 2000, eight weeks before his death in October from cancer.
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Unusual gravestones

A new book from the owners of probably the largest archive of cemetery related photographs in the world!

Available now - on both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

The authors have viewed millions of gravestones, and are offering readers a selection of the rare and unusual gravestones that they have seen, with full-colour illustrations. Each category of type of gravestone, age of person, cause of death, rare names, and errors found on gravestones are given a points score to indicate rarity.

Two specimen pages

Martin and Claire Nicholson - March 2015