A Curious Invitation present London Month of the Dead

A Guided Tour of Tower Hamlets Cemetery
Sunday the 20th October 2019 at 10:30 am

Meeting place: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Main Gates Southern grove London E3 4PX In front of The Soanes Centre (the building on the right)

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.

Join Kenneth Greenway Cemetery Park Manager for a tour of Tower Hamlets Cemetery to discover the stories of those buried in the last to be opened of London's Magnificent Seven Cemeteries. Meet the Uncrowned King of Limehouse, The Farthing Bundle Woman of Bow, Learn about Charles and his menagerie and the creator of Lusty's Renowned Turtle Soup. Along your way you'll also hear stories some of the fascinating plants to be found in THCP. A tour for those interested in both history and ecology.

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