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History Of The Cemeteries And Crypts Of London

25/05/2019 - 25/05/2019

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Opening Times

Half-day course from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm. Society of Genealogists Library and Archives are open from 10 am till 6 pm.

Admission

£20.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £16.00

Category

Events

Disabled Access

Full - see our website.

Two speakers give the history of the 19th century cemeteries and earlier crypts in London. In our first talk: Robert Stephenson gives an overview of the extraordinary period of change that London experienced in the 19th century. It saw a parallel upheaval in burial practices. Many ancient churchyards closed forever and an impressive array of garden cemeteries opened in the suburbs. We learn more about these cemeteries, old and new. In our second talk: Rev Malcolm Johnson draws on his unrivalled knowledge of the crypts of London, since the Great Fire. He describes the often unseen and remarkable details of the number and types of burials accommodated under many London churches. He also explains how, in the last century, new pastoral and commercial initiatives gave such spaces new and vital roles in the life of the church - and what happened to the bodies when this happened!

Venue & Organiser Details

Society Of Genealogists' Library And Archives

14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road

Islington

London

London

EC1M 7BA

United Kingdom


Society of Genealogists

020 7553 3290

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