A Curious Invitation present London Month of the Dead

A Guided Tour of Tower Hamlets Cemetery with Claire Slack
Saturday the 23rd October at 10:30 am

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.

Tickets £12 including a 20% donation to Tower Hamlets Cemetery. Please click here to purchase.

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.

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