Publications

Books, maps, leaflets, booklets, magazines published by the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.

  • Hidden Histories uncovers the stories of the 204 servicemen who lost their lives during the First World War and are commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission War Memorial and buried in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. A4 sized, 240 pages - the book weighs over 1kg and has at least 1 page on each of the men. Scroll down for the book's full description.

    Delivery options:

    UK: Postage and packaging within the UK: £4.50 or free collection from The Soanes Centre, Mile End, E3 4PX Outside of the UK: Please email contact@fothcp.org to find out the cost of delivery outside of the UK
  • The heritage trail around the Cemetery Park brings to life the stories of people buried here, and the architecture of the memorials which commemorate them. This is a printed leaflet with the map on one side, and the text on the other. Go here for a free digital copy.
  • Dr Hannah Billig set up as a family GP in Cable Street in 1927. Her dedication to her work and her patients made her one of the best known and highly respected doctors in what was one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the East End of London. The booklet is not digitally available, sorry. See full description below.
  • This trail is about the links between human needs and the world of plants. Follow the wooden waymarkers to hear more about how plants help us in our everyday lives.
     
    You can download a free pdf and listen to the audio trail here. Plants change every season, and so does this trail! You might not always be able to see the plants mentioned.
     
    You can pick this leaflet up for free at the Soanes Centre (arrange a time in advance during Covid, we're not always in). The price here is a small donation to our work.
  • Ship to shore tells the stories of the sailors and dockworkers buried at the Cemetery Park. This is an approx. 30 page printed booklet. The booklet is not digitally available, sorry.
  • This A2-sized poster features poets of the Magnificent Seven, mapping the poetic history of London's Victorian cemeteries. Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park has Herbert Ernest Howard, a soldier poet, William James Pearson, who wrote hymns for the Salvation Army, and career criminal-turned-poet William ‘Spring’ Onions. 42.0 x 59.4 cm, folds to 15 x 21 cm and will be sent in an envelope. Text and research by Chris McCabe, illustration by Frances Ives. This poster accompanies The East Edge, a great book by Chris McCabe. We've sold out of our copies of the book but you can still buy it at the publishers, Penned in the Margins.
  • A pack of five postcards, designed by local children, artist Jennifer Howard, or artist Arthur Prescott.
  • Stone Stories is the Friends' magazine. It has articles about the Friends and the history and nature of the Cemetery Park. Stone Stories is mostly not digitally available (yet), except for the July 2020 and December 2020 issues.
  • An anthology of 37 poems by the Cemetery Park's former poet in residence, Nelson Brooks. Free download, there will be a link to a pdf on the confirmation page, you will not receive an email. In 2018 The Friends commissioned Nelson Brooks to write twelve poems celebrating and exploring the many facets of the Cemetery Park, one for each month of the year. Four years on we're very happy to celebrate the residency with a concluding anthology. The poems speak of nature, history, remembrance and community, but mostly they Nelson’s reflections on a place he has grown to love.
  • Go on an Easter scavenger hunt! Free download, there will be a link to a pdf on the confirmation page, you will not receive an email. Look all around you as you walk through Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Take a photo or draw a picture of the things you find! Share your creations on your family's social media and tag us @fothcp #SpringatTHCP #THCPScavengerHunt.