Abney Park tours in March



March Issue

March at Abney Park

At Abney this March we have our regular history tour, an International Women’s Day tour to celebrate the women of Abney Park and also Stoke Newington & WW1 : Zeppelins over Abney, a tour telling stories of 1914 – 1918 and how Stoke Newington was affected.

Walking Tour

The Women of Abney Park Cemetery: International Women’s Day

08/03/20 at 2pm

For International Women’s Day, the Doyennes of Death pay homage to the cemetery’s fierce female mould breakers, risk takers and pioneers whose stories are both awe inspiring and poignant.

Context is everything (especially with history) and this tour will examine the often adverse social, political and economic circumstances faced by the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian Women of Abney and their respective ‘take-no-prisoners’ battles for equality and recognition.  Renowned for its permanent residents’ dissenting and rebellious voices, the cemetery’s tenacious and talented ladies include feminist writers, suffragettes, humanitarians, music hall artistes, aeronauts and even a Mysterious Lady!

Celebrate and commemorate these wonderful women in the contemplative setting of Abney Park Cemetery, one of London’s most unique and hidden gems.  This inspiring and informative guided tour is delivered by historian Sam Perrin.

Tickets: £12 / £10
Please book here

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Walking tour

Historical Tour
of Abney Park

01/03/20 at 2pm

Come and enjoy a relaxing and entertaining stroll around one of London’s most intriguing Victorian garden cemeteries and unique urban nature reserves. Learn about Abney Park’s rich history, about some of the characters laid to rest here and about the diverse flora and fauna. This is an extremely informative tour, led by cemetery guide Sam Perrin.

Free, Suggested £5 donation welcome
Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High Street.
Please wear sturdy shoes

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Walking Tour

Stoke Newington & WW1 : Zeppelins over Abney Park

14/03/20 at 2pm

Abney Park Cemetery has many memorials and momentos of World War One. The tour will talk about the forgotten air raids , the story of the Old Contemptibles and the Angel of Mons, rediscovered graves and other tales of 1914 -18.
This compelling tour is led by historian Alan Gartrell.

Free, Suggested £5 donation welcome
Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High Street.
Please wear sturdy shoes

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