Vienna was one of the pioneering cities for the establishment of extramural cemeteries. This illustrated talk will introduce people to the history of the city’s burial grounds, and describe the four cemeteries that every tourist should see, including the Central Cemetery, one of the world’s largest (larger than Brookwood). Architecture, sculpture, famous people, and some curiosities of funeral and burial lore will be covered.
Brent Elliott is a Trustee of the Friends of Kensal Green, and was formerly Librarian, then Historian, of the Royal Horticultural Society.
Venue: The Dissenters’ Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery, 391 Ladbroke Grove W10 5BQ
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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
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