A Curious Invitation present London Month of the Dead

A Guided Tour of Tower Hamlets Cemetery with Claire Slack
On Sunday the 1st October 2023 at 11:00 am

Step into the realm of the macabre alongside Claire Slack, the Heritage Officer for the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Follow her on an expedition through the twisted annals of death, disease, and the enigmatic healers who dared to confront the harbingers of doom. But beware, dear traveller, for this ghastly journey shall reveal the darkest recesses of historic London, where grotesque tales of suffering and decay abound.

Wander amongst the tombstones of Tower Hamlets on a journey from the overcrowded, poverty-filled slum housing in Bethnal Green to the wealthiest houses in Bow as we explore how disease wiped through the city irrelevant of class, gender, race or religion.

This tour has been a collaboration of work between four heritage researchers from the East London History Society and Queen Mary University of London and tells the story of public health in London’s East End between 1841 and 1966 when the cemetery closed for business through the stories of some of those buried at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.

Tickets £12 including a 20% donation toward a host of restoration projects at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

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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