WALKIES IN THE PARADISE GARDEN - The Secret History of Pet Cemeteries

  • Brompton Cemetery Chapel

Description

  • Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts and Walks & Tours
  • Tickets from £12.00
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  • Sun, 13th Oct 2019 @ 15:00 - 16:30
  • 15:00 - 16:30

WALKIES IN THE PARADISE GARDEN 
The Secret History of Pet Cemeteries with Julie-Marie Strange 
A part of the London Month of the Dead
At Brompton Cemetery Chapel


A final resting place for Wobbles, Dolly, Bogie, Maddie, Prince, Cupid and Butcha, the UK’s first pet cemetery opened in a corner of Hyde Park in 1880. A couple of decades later it was so overflowing with canine companions that it was declared full and deceased faithful friends were sent instead to a newly-opened pet cemetery in the leafy village of Molesworth in Cambridgeshire. By the mid 1920s this facility boasted over 600 pet graves and offered burial with full (animal) funeral rites. 

Professor Strange’s talk explores the secret history of the UK’s earliest pet cemeteries to ask why, as burials for humans became more simplified after the death of Queen Victoria, did the pet cemetery flourish? 

Tickets £12 including a delightful gin cocktail.

Julie-Marie Strange
After spending far too much of her childhood in cemeteries and churchyards with her border collies, it was inevitable that Julie-Marie Strange would grow up obsessed by death and dogs. Among other things, she is the author of Death, Grief and Poverty, 1870-1914 (2005), co-author of The Invention of the Modern Dog: Breed and Blood in Victorian Britain (2018) and is currently writing a book about pets and family life. She is Professor of Modern British History at Durham University. 

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Tickets/Times

Ticket Event time Cost
Walkies in the Paradise Garden

LMOD Ticket

15:00 - 16:30 £12.00

Location

Address

Brompton Cemetery Chapel, In the middle of Brompton cemetery, Entrances at Fulham Road and Old Brompton Road, London, SW10 9UG

Nearest Station

Earl's Court (Tube)


Getting there

Organiser

A Curious Invitation and Antique Beat
The London Month of the Dead has been curated by a Curious Invitation and Antique Beat to inform, entertain and provoke on the subject of death and London cemeteries.

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WALKIES IN THE PARADISE GARDEN - The Secret History of Pet Cemeteries
WALKIES IN THE PARADISE GARDEN - The Secret History of Pet Cemeteries