About Us

Who are we?

We are a team of volunteer researchers- historians, educators and a genealogist – and photographers. And most of us are members of Hampstead Parish Church.

Aim of the site

We want to create a repository for all the research and images generated as a result of the Flower Festival and Schools Project in June 2012 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the consecration of the Additional Burial Ground, which is across the road from the church. We also want to create a resource that primary schools in the area and local history researchers can use even after the 2012 festival.

Inspiration

The title ‘Tomb with a View’ was inspired by the book ‘Buried in Hampstead’ by the eminent Hampstead historian Christopher Wade, and first published by the Camden History Society in 1986. This provides a lot of valuable information on the graves collected by Christopher and his team. We also used it to select the initial tombs for the Schools Project.

We are also indebted to the Life and Death in Hampstead Project – a partnership between Hampstead Parish Church and Camden Council, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund – which started working with local schools on the natural history of the burial ground.

Website team

Researchers:  Jenni Buhr, Marilyn Brookes, Annie Duarte, Peter Ginnings, Sheena Ginnings, Chris Money, Jan Rushton

Photography:  Angela James and Jo Siddall

Artwork:  Bill Risebero

Social media: Kate James

Editorial:  Peter Ginnings, Sheena Ginnings

Management of the Additional Burial Ground

The Additional Burial Ground is managed by local trustees, who include the Vicar and churchwardens of Hampstead Parish Church and representatives of local Hampstead residents. They are kindly supporting this project.

 

This page was last updated on July 9th, 2012.

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