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Talk: The Margravine Cemetery: Its Trials and Triumphs

The 16-acre Margravine Cemetery (also known as ‘Hammersmith Old’) was laid out by local arch­itect George Saunders and opened in 1869. It lies behind the new Char­ing Cross Hosp­ital. This lec­ture by Robert Stephenson will tell the story of the up-hill struggle to establish a hum­ble cemetery that ultimately held 83,000 Hammersmith residents. There are several notable mem­orials including those relocated from the J Lyons & Co factory at Greenford in 2002. The cemetery has served as a park since it was designated a Garden of Rest in 1951, although recently burials have again been accepted.

Robert Stephenson is Chair­ of the National Federation of Cem­etery Friends and is a Trustee of FOWNC.

When: Saturday 18 February 2023 from 2.30pm 

Where: The Old Library, 14-16 Knights Hill, West Norwood, London, SE27 0HY

event date: 

Saturday, February 18, 2023