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The Restless Dead at St Pancras Old Churchyard

St Pancras Old Churchyard has a turbulent past, from body snatching to an unexpected walrus. Memorials in the churchyard recall the invasion of the railway, which gave the writer Thomas Hardy one of his earliest, and most gruesome jobs.

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Polymath and rogue Thomas Gemini peddles his wares in Tudor Blackfriars.

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Recounts the story of Dr Alexander Stewart Brown from Brockley who lost his life following a series of unfortunate events.