tracking the old path of the river effra at west norwood cemetery
|I'm coming to the last stages of research for my book In the Catacombs : a Summer among the dead poets of West Norwood Cemetery, which is being published by Penned in the Margins in June. One of the journeys I've taken is along the old course of the River Effra, using this as a way of positioning the twelve forgotten poets of the cemetery against the main flow of Victorian poetry.
|Radiant light on the grave of John Hughes
|Shadow in the morning sun
|Angel in stone
|Recent downpours have logged above the old course of the river
|Four images of the grave of Sophie Beard, died 1850
|The current Effra, raising its head in Belair Park