The North Hertfordshire district council has comissioned Michael Howe and his architechture firm, Mae, to design a new ‘flagship’ cemetery at Wilbury Hills, on the edge of Letchworth in the UK.
It’s amazing how little respect some people have for the dead. The Boston Globe reports that last month, a group of vandals toppled over 90 headstones at historic Laurel Hill Cemetery in Fitchburg, MA. A photo on the Boston Globe site shows a limestone Civil War memorial lying on its side.
If you ever get the chance to walk through one of the historical garden cemeteries like Laurel Hill in Philly or Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, you’ll find all sorts of elaborate mausoleums and memorials. But some time ago, that went out of fashion for simpler tombstones.
If you’ve ever wanted to own a pet cemetery, now’s your chance. Cedar Hills Pet Cemetery is for sale in Cape Girardeau County. CBS5.com has an interview (and online video coverage) with owner, Alaina Hinze, who bought the cemetery 5 years ago when she was 24. She’s been the sole employee ever since. But now […]
A recent article by IWPR.com reveals the fate of Jugha Cemetery – one of the most famous medieval Christian cemeteries in Azerbaijan (a primarily Muslim nation between Iran and Russia which gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991).