This event has finished Took place on: Sunday, 13th Oct 2019
A final resting place for Wobbles, Dolly, Bogie, Maddie, Prince, Cupid and Butcha, the UK’s first pet cemetery opened in a corner of Hyde Park in 1880. A couple of decades later it was so overflowing with canine companions that it was declared full and deceased faithful friends were sent instead to a newly-opened pet cemetery in the leafy village of Molesworth in Cambridgeshire. By the mid 1920s this facility boasted over 600 pet graves and offered burial with full (animal) funeral rites.
Professor Strange’s talk explores the secret history of the UK’s earliest pet cemeteries to ask why, as burials for humans became more simplified after the death of Queen Victoria, did the pet cemetery flourish?
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-10-13 2019-10-13 Europe/London The Secret History of Pet Cemeteries Professor Strange’s talk explores the secret history of the UK’s earliest pet cemeteries. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/10/13/the-secret-history-of-pet-cemeteries-215540 Brompton Cemetery,Fulham Road,,London