The Society of Genealogists will be at Nunhead Cemetery Open Day - Saturday 20 May
Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, London SE15 (open 11-5)
Once again, the Society will be having a stall at the popular Nunhead Cemetery Open Day in Camberwell, South-East London. Consecrated in 1840, Nunhead Cemetery is one of the “Magnificent Seven” Victorian cemeteries built around London in the 19th century. It may not be as well-known as some of its counterparts (such as Highgate), but it is widely considered to be the most attractive, with its woodland grandeur and Gothic atmosphere. Notable inhabitants include Sir Charles Fox (the civil engineer who built the Crystal Palace), Sir George Livesey (civil engineer and philanthropist), and Thomas Tilling (the omnibus proprietor).
Attractions on the day will include guided tours of the cemetery, visits to the chapel and crypt, local history and community groups’ stalls, guidance on family history, and a bug hunt, badge making and face painting for the children (or grandchildren). Food and drink will also be available.
For further details, visit the website of the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery
We look forward to seeing you there!