Friday, 5 October 2018

Abney Park Cemetery

DC Editor Adam writes…


Sticking with my Halloween theme…


Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington 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.


Find Abney Park Cemetery here…

 





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