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New book: Hardwick Road Cemetery

By CMS in Recent publications

This book is a major contribution to cemetery studies
and consists of nine essays and appendices on the history
and science and aesthetics of Hardwick Road Cemetery,
King’s Lynn, Norfolk. Julian Litten has edited the work
and contributed the essays on the history of the site and
a glossary of funerary symbolism. He has also coauthored with Neville Posnett a study of the
Commonwealth War Graves, and with other authors an
essay on the notable burials. Colin Houseman studies
the changing history of cemetery regulations and
administration; John Lovett and others provide a survey
of the trees on the site; Robin Stevenson analyses the mosses and plant life found there; and Rob
Gordon and others cover the animal wildlife. Four appendices list rules and regulations in 1898,
and undertakers, monumental masons and florists in King’s Lynn between 1849 and the present. Sir
Jeremy Bagge has contributed a foreword and there is a generous section of colour plates, maps and

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