A Curious Invitation present London Month of the Dead
The Burial Grounds of Clerkenwell - A Guided Tour with Caroline Swan
Sunday 29th October 2023 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Clerkenwell is one of London's oldest suburbs and over the centuries people of all kinds from the rich and the royal to the poorest and most vulnerable have lived and died here. Many of Clerkenwell's ancient burial grounds have disappeared altogether, while others hide in plain sight. The stories of these burial grounds help to tell us the story of Clerkenwell itself and of its people and how it has changed from its beginnings as farmland to its present-day status as a gentrified urban district.

Join Caroline Swan on a walk-through history that will bring to life the stories of plague, scandal, progress and much more from Clerkenwell's lost burial grounds.

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

Caroline Swan
Caroline Swan is a London-based historian and author of the Flickering Lamps blog. She writes about the histories behind often-familiar buildings, parks and - of course - graveyards: a single grave or an unusual street name can often reveal strange, moving, and sometimes even disturbing stories about the past. Caroline is also currently working towards a PhD in London History at Birkbeck, University of London.