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
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