Tuesday, 31 October 2017

#HappyHalloween – A Wander in Abney Park Cemetery

DC Editor Adam writes…

Yesterday, the day before Halloween, I awakened my inner Goth and made the most of the milky October sunshine with a long wander around London's most beautiful cemetery, Abney Park in Stoke Newington. 

Abney Park Cemetery was founded in the 1840's…

It replaced Bunhill Fields as the principal burial ground for dissenters and non-conformists.

It is home to 196,843 "Permanent Londoners".

The cemetery is named for Sir Thomas Abney, Lord Mayor of London 1700-01.

It covers 31 acres of Stoke Newington.

Among the famous burials are feminist writer Mary Hays (1843) and William and Catherine Booth, founders of the Salvation Army.

Tonight's Halloween Ghost Walks

A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.

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