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Autumn walk at Preston Cemetery

Posted on - 24th September, 2009 - 9:07pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, History, Things To Do

Preston CemeteryYou can take a special walk around Preston Cemetery in the final guided tour of the year.

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On Wednesday 30th September 2009 from 2 PM, join a historical walk around the cemetery on New Hall Lane.

The cemetery was opened in 1855 as the local church yards were becoming full the new space was needed to bury the dead.

Graves in the cemetery include Victoria Cross winner Private William Young, the architect of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, James Hibbert and Padre to the Forces at Rorke’s Drift, George Smith.

The cemetery if seen from above is in the shape of a butterfly, after a competition was held to design it in the 1850s.

The burial records will also be on show from the Victorian era and a not so morbid cup of tea and biscuit will be available after the hour and a half walk.

Lancashire Wildlife will also be on hand to tell you all about the wildlife that lives in the cemetery.

Image cred to Tony Worrall

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