The Magnificent 7+1   BROOKWOOD - MAY to AUGUST 2022

The Magnificent 7+1 BROOKWOOD - MAY to AUGUST 2022

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Brookwood Cemetery

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Brookwood

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Events at Brookwood Cemetery MAY to AUGUST 2022, how to sign up, access information, details of the RPS Project Co-ordinator/s etc.

About this event

Part of an RPS-London project to photograph London's 'Magnificent Seven Cemeteries' plus Brookwood, over the course of a year.

RPS CO-ORDINATOR / CONTACT

  • David Hicks
  • Email: london@rps.org or phone 07917 302747

SIGN UP & INFORMATION SHARING - CONTACTING OTHERS

  • If you haven't already joined the main project, please sign up here, where you can see full details.

You do not have to do anything else; you will will have signed up to receive e-mails about the project in general from the Region BUT:

  • If you would like to receive e-mails specific to Brookwood from the RPS Co-ordinator for Brookwood, please REGISTER - green button on this page.
  • If you would like to receive e-mails specific to Brookwood from the RPS Co-ordinator AND ARE ALSO happy to have your e-mail address shared with other project members photograping the Brookwood location, please REGISTER - green button on this page.

BROOKWOOD DETAILS

  • Open 08:00 to 17:00. No admission after 16:45.
  • Facilities - Very Limited. One toilet by the Information Office in the Glades Car Park
  • Information leaflets in a holder by the Information Office but maps throughout the site
  • Website: https://brookwoodcemetery.com/

RPS LED EVENTS

July 14th 2022.

David will be leading an exploratory walk in Brookwood Cemetery. DETAILS are shown at the bottom of this post.

BROOKWOOD CEMETERY SOCIETY EVENTS, WALKS AND TALKS IN JULY and AUGUST

Brookwood Cemetery Society website is here. In summary, their guided walks for July and August are set out below.

Sunday 3rd July - 1.00pm

  • Low water, High tide: An exploration of the life and times of some of the peropld associated with the sea or river who life in Brookwood Cemetary
  • They served the Empire - South Cemetery: Route 1 Some served the Empire better than others!
  • General Walk - South Cemetery. An introduction to the beauty, interesting monuments and people who chose Brookwood as their final resting place.

Sunday 7th August - 1.00pm

  • They served the Empire - South Cemetery; Route 2 - at home and abroad
  • Nurses and Doctors - Celebrate the birth of Florence Nightinging inspire by the St Thomas Hospital Plot.
  • Introductory Walk - North Cemetery. Explore the forme nonconformist section, with burials from many different beliefs and diverse backgrounds.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL AND MAY BE MADE DIRECTLY BY E-MAIL to walks@tbcs.org.uk or mobile to 07714 289375. Donation of £5 per person includes refreshments after the walk)

N.B.

1. All bookings for Cemetery-led events must be made directly to the Cemetery, whose details are above.

2. All bookings for RPS-led events should be made by registering on this page.

3.If you book for a Cemetery-led event and would like others to join you, please e-mail the Project Co-ordinator.

4, Come back to this page from time to time as we hope to add more events and activities, in particular RPS-led Events.

To upload images for Brookwood Cemetery:- https://www.dropbox.com/request/52kDWUeotD7iAA1zdiyG

To view all images – click on the separate folders :- https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ir8ltus3ixzspxg/AAAXB7AOyCkMeFXAsozT1U5ha?dl=0

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Details of RPS-Led event - Thursday 14th July from 11.10am

Meet up by the station entrance into the Cemetery.

Getting there:-

By train from Waterloo:- catch the 1023 from London Waterloo (to Alton) arriving Brookwood at 1106 – calling at Clapham Junction at 1030 and Surbiton at 1040. The cemetery has its own entrance from the station – opposite end of subway to main entrance. (May need to use intercom to get gate unlocked!)

By car:- Parking is allowed more or less anywhere on the roads – don’t drive onto the verges as you be on an abandoned grave! I will be parking near the station or the Ismaili Cemetery / Plots 71 / 2.

For more detailsThe Brookwood Cemetery Society :- https://www.tbcs.org.uk/index.html

The Brookwood Cemetery - Woking Necropolis and Mausoleum Limited:- https://brookwoodcemetery.com/

Cemetery maps are here:-

https://www.tbcs.org.uk/free%20maps%20and%20guides/0CEMETERY%20LAYOUT%20NORTH%20SIDE%20A0%20WITH%20NOTES-Layout1%20(1).pdf

https://www.tbcs.org.uk/free%20maps%20and%20guides/0CEMETERY%20LAYOUT%20FOR%20SOUTH%20A0%20WITH%20NOTES-Layout%20A0%20(2).pdf

https://www.tbcs.org.uk/free%20maps%20and%20guides/A3_map.pdf

There is a station entrance into Brookwood Cemetery, but the signs on the gate say it is only opened (remotely) when trains are due – at all other times, the railway completely isolates the cemetery from the “town”.

The cemetery has no facilities except for a single toilet in the “friends hut”. The local street is the other side of the station – access through the station – and has very little to offer – I think maybe the “post office” opposite the station “sells coffee”. When I’ve been there, I’ve driven to the petrol station at the edge of “town” which has a Subway chain outlet!

It really is a venue “designed” for visiting by car.

Contact:

David Hicks// Regional Organiser// London Region // Royal Photographic Society

07917302747 E-mail: london@rps.org

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