You are cordially welcome to attend this prestigious lecture to be given by Nicholas Stanley-Price on May 8th, at 6.30 for 7pm. Please spread the word.
There will be a modest charge on the door to include wine and nibbles.No need to book. £8 for guests, £6 for FOKGC members
This lecture will take place in the Eastern Crematorium Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery. This is the easternmost of two crematorium chapels at the far western entrance to the Cemetery off Harrow Road. More detailed directions are shown on the Kensal Green Cemetery — West London Crematorium website.
Kensal Green Cemetery is famed for its magnificent Grade 1 Anglican Chapel of 1836, its grade 11* Dissenters’Chapel of 1834 ( repaired in 1997 ) and Grade 11* main Entrance on Harrow Road, all designed by John Griffith of Finsbury in a handsome Greek Revival style. There are 161 listed structures in all, including the graves of Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Charles Babbage, William Thackeray , Dr James Barry, Princess Sophia and many, many more. There are three royal burials with splendid monuments.
The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery conduct weekend walks, specialised tours and other activities through the year. We produce many publications and help finance a rolling programme of monument restoration. Please see our website.
The Protestant Cemetery in Rome is the resting place of famous poets John Keats (1795-1821), and Percy Bysshe Shelley(1792-1822) among many British and other eminent individuals. Nicholas has written on the history of the Cemetery and will also be pleased to answer questions on its management after the talk.
We hope to see you on May 8th.
Chair, Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery
The Protestant Cemetery in Rome in Art and History
If you would like to know more about Kensal Green Cemetery, we can be contact at the following address:
The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery
c/o The General Cemetery Company
London, W10 4RA
Messages & enquiries: 07530 676151 (mobile)