A Trip to the London Necropolis - A Virtual Tour of Brookwood Cemetery

A Trip to the London Necropolis - A Virtual Tour of Brookwood Cemetery

This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 19th Jun 2021

 £11.37

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

A virtual visit to the UK's largest Victorian cemetery

When it was established in 1852, Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey was to be the largest cemetery in the world. It was intended to perpetually provide a last resting place for Londoners forevermore: being so vast it even had its own railway service to ferry the dearly departed to the wilds of Surrey - where the dead could no longer harm the living.

Over a quarter of a million people have been buried in this beautifully kept garden cemetery since its first burial in 1854. Far bigger than any of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries in London, such as Highgate or Brompton, join Sheldon from Cemetery Club as he reveals the deathly railway that brought thousands to their final resting place - and the wonderful social history that accompanies the permanent residents buried there, from iconic architect Zaha Hadid to American painter John Singer Sargent.

All aboard as we board the Necropolis Railway and discover some fascinating people's history!

Here's what some past attendees have said about the tour on Tripadvisor:

"I love that Sheldon explores the lives of those who wouldn't otherwise be remembered. He tells these stories articulately and passionately, which is very refreshing." Louvain R

"A really comprehensive 90mins. I have visited Brookwood on several occasions but I learnt more from Sheldon than I ever knew before." Sue H

"Excellent Zoom talk by Sheldon on the Necropolis Railway from Waterloo to Brookwood Cemetery." Daniel

The tour will begin at 7PM BST sharp - please ensure you log in with adequate time to get set up and connected on Zoom beforehand!


Contact and Booking Details

This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 19th Jun 2021

 £11.37

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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