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Free guided tours of Preston Cemetery to reveal its history

Posted on - 6th October, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, Fishwick, Preston Council, Ribbleton, Things To Do

Preston Cemetery has been targeted by vandals on a number of occasions

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A walk around Preston’s cemetery will give residents a chance to find out about the city’s past.

Three guided walks take place on Sunday 12 October as the trees turn red and orange with the onset of Autumn.

Deputy Leader of Preston City Council, Councillor John Swindell, said: “These guided walks have been very popular in the past, as the event is unique and there is always as hint of mystery about the cemetery.

“The cemetery contains some really interesting headstones, so I urge people to come along to this free event and learn about Preston’s past and take in the cemetery’s tranquil beauty.”

The walks take place at 11am, 12noon and 1pm and are free to attend.

The cemetery on New Hall Lane opened in July 1855 and since then 44,776 graves have been purchased on the site.

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