A Curious Invitation present London Month of the Dead

A Guided Tour of Tower Hamlets Cemetery with Kenneth Greenway & Claire Slack on Saturday the 1st October at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Tower Hamlets cemetery was opened in 1841, the last of London’s Magnificent Seven cemeteries established to relieve the burden on the City’s burial grounds. It was the graveyard of the East End and in Victorian times it specialised in “common” graves, where bodies were buried in communal plots for 23 shillings (as opposed to 63 shillings for a private plot). Its noted residents include early members of the Labour movement.

In this guided tour, participants will explore the rich history of the East End via the headstones of Tower Hamlets cemetery.

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Claire Slack
Claire Slack is the Heritage Officer at Tower Hamlets Cemetery. She plays a key role in maintaining the cemetery’s unique social history, gravestones and monuments.

Kenneth Greenway
Kenneth Greenway is the Cemetery Park Manager at Tower Hamlets. He began working for the Friends of the Cemetery in 2002 and is now instrumental to the conservation and development of the site for the community. His role includes everything from litter picking to delivering Forest School to running the Cemetery’s foraging tours and bat walks.

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