Dead lines

The Curious Trail at West Norwood Cemetery is another example of life returning to these under-utilised urban and suburban assets. The great Victorian cemeteries – the Magnificent Seven, of which West Norwood is one – were citadels of death, splendidly appointed places of rest that have evolved into havens of wildlife, artful decay and funerary art. Managed by the London Necropolis Company, and served by its own railway, the Necropolis Railway / some people like to render up expensive cars in complex 3D programmes. Others then like to crash the cars they’ve built / Spire WTC final segment lift / Beware of Mr Baker, a film about drummer and professional curmedgeon Ginger Baker. Read the director’s 2009 Rolling Stone profile of Baker (pdf) and watch a typical interview recently conducted by The Guardian.

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