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All Hallows Eve by Lamplight
Sat 29 October 2016, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
In Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park’s most atmospheric guided tour yet, join the Cemetery Club’s Sheldon and Sam on a lamp-lit tour to celebrate the lives of the quarter of a million people buried here. Marvel as the lamplight flickers over the graves of heroes, villains and mavericks as we simultaneously step back in time to explore Victorian customs associated with Hallowmas, and taste authentic Soul Cakes, made from a recipe from the time of old Queen Vic herself. It’ll finish on a song, too – a long forgotten ditty that many of the people buried here would have known and sung themselves.
With a choice of two times, the tours will start at the War memorial, by the Soanes Centre. Please wear suitable footwear and wrap up warm: All Hallows Eve can be chilly!