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us for a day exploring the evocative surroundings of Highgate Cemetery. Highgate has
some of the finest funerary architecture in the country. Opened in 1839, along
with six others in the capital, Highgate soon become the most fashionable with
the great and the good choosing here as their final resting place.
Architecturally the cemetery remains unprecedented: a unique collection of design
styles are evident from Egyptian to Tudor Gothic to Classical. The Cemetery went into decline in the 1970s
before being rescued by a charity, the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust.
Today the Trust is working on a painstaking restoration and conservation of the
site taking it back to its former glory. Led by Dr Ian Dungavell Chief Executive at Highgate and funerary historian, Julian Litten, this Study Day will put
Highgate in its national context, explore both the East and West sides of the
site and look at the issues facing 19th nineteenth century
graveyards in the 21st century. Refreshments will be provided
throughout the day.
WMFB Members/Supporters £60
Non members £70
SOLD OUT. Please call 020 7251 8142 to be added to the waiting list.
Study Days include a hearty lunch and refreshments throughout. Admissions are included in the cost. All days include some walking between sites and are only suitable for those who are physically able. Please advise of dietary requirements in advance.
Full details about the day, including the full itinerary and where to meet at the start of the day will be sent to you around 10 days before the event.