Finding Charles Pearson at West Norwood Cemetery, which is especially rich in dead members of the map trade.
Everyone’s a sucker for ‘lost’ or ‘abandoned’ tunnels, and we at Bryars & Bryars are no exception.
This set of maps of the Surrey Commercial Docks was published in May 1905. Most of the Surrey Docks have been filled and redeveloped for housing, but the southwestern corner of Greenland Dock still exists, so I thought I’d get the Thames Clipper to Surrey Quays and take the map…
We have a plan to visit all of London’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ – the seven vast cemeteries laid out in the years on either side of 1840, around what was then the periphery of the city.