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About this event
Saturday 9th April: 2pm. £15 person
A private tour of Kensal Green Cemetery
The tour will be led by the Head Guide, Henry Vivian-Neal. The visit will include special access to two or three mausolea including two recently restored monuments:
• Ludwig Blumberg (died 1857) (shopkeeper who ran Berens, Blumberg & Company in the City of London);
• PERRY, General James (1791-1863) and O’BRIEN, 2nd Baron, D.L. (Sir Patrick O’BRIEN) (1823-1895)
and also visiting the catacombs at the Dissenters’ Chapel (there is no access to the Anglican Chapel in the foreseeable future).
Inspired by the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, All Souls Cemetery, Kensal Green was founded by the barrister George Frederick Carden. The Cemetery opened in 1833 and comprises 72 acres of grounds, including two conservation areas, adjoining a canal. The cemetery is home to at least 33 species of bird and other wildlife. The Cemetery has memorials ranging from large mausolea housing the rich and famous to many distinctive smaller graves and includes special areas dedicated to the very young. The Cemetery serves all faiths and has four Chapels.
Arrangements: The tour will begin at 2pm on the steps of the Anglican Chapel, at the centre of the cemetery (allow at least ten minutes to walk from either of the two gates). You can find directions on the website here https://www.kensalgreen.co.uk/location.php
Still photography is permitted throughout the cemetery provided photographers behave respectfully. Formal permission from the General Cemetery Company is required for commercial photography, filming and recording of any kind (including social media, podcasting and Webcasting).
Places are limited so booking is essential which is only available by Eventbrite.
Venue: nearest London Underground station is Kensal Green. The Cemetery can also be reached using the 18, 52, and 452 buses.
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