Registered Charity

The FOBLC is recognised by HMRC as a charity, ref. XT38745, and is a member of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends

For all enquiries please contact our Chairman geoffrey@foblc.org.uk


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Victorian Comic performer John Baldwin Buckstone is the star of the final episode of the first series of podcasts by Mike Guilfoyle

John Baldwin Buckstone

John Baldwin Buckstone enjoyed enormous fame at the height of his career - an adored comic performer, a great friend of Dickens, a prolific writer for the stage and a successful impresario - but his gravestone was paid for by donations from close friends who had seen his fortunes dwindle. Learn about the remarkable career of this giant of the Victorian stage in this final episode of the first series of London Epitaphs. Brought to you by Tempest Productions

SAINTS, SINNERS & SAVANTS - free guided walk New Year's Day 1:30pm

To shake off the Xmas torpor the Friends group are offering a free guided walk across two cemeteries (Brockley and Ladywell) stopping at the graves of some of the more or less illustrious deceased including clerics, acrobats, adventurers and scandalmongers!

Meet at the Brockley cemetery gate on New Years Day at 1.30 pm

Walk will last around one and a half hours and will be led by Mike Guilfoyle (Vice-Chair : Foblc)

All welcome


Gabrielle Ray, was an English stage actress, dancer and singer, considered one of the most beautiful actresses on the London stage, she became one of the most photographed women in the world. Find out about her fascinating link to Brockley Cemetery




Adeline Tanner's moving story is the subject of the latest podcast by Mike Guilfoyle


Adeline Tanner died young, broken by the horrific experience of being sold abroad into prostitution. Her moving story from Victorian times finds uncomfortable parallels with present day accounts of human trafficking.

In Pursuit of Colour: Quaggy Printmakers Exhibition in Ladywell Chapel, Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 10:30am -3:30pm


REMEMBRANCE DAY EVENT SUNDAY 10th NOVEMBER 10.55am – 12.15pm

REMEMBRANCE DAY EVENT, 
SUNDAY 10th NOVEMBER 
10.55am – 12.15pm approx

Meet at the Ladywell Cemetery Cross of Sacrifice.  

There will be a brief introduction to the significance of the event. 

Following the 2 minute silence: 

Wreath laying at the Cross of Sacrifice, Ladywell Cemetery. 

Walk to the Brockley War Memorial via
three relevant memorials

Wreath laying at the Brockley Cemetery War Memorial.

Join us for all or part of the event.

All welcome.