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Preston Cemetery to host free history and wildlife tours

Posted on - 25th May, 2015 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, Ribbleton, Things To Do, Wildlife and Conservation

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Preston Cemetery’s history and wildlife is to be revealed in a free walk.

Three guided tours will operate on Sunday 14 June and take you around the graves and headstones of Preston’s past as well as the nature within the cemetery grounds.

Opened in July 1855 the cemetery in Ribbleton has nearly 45,000 graves.

Deputy leader of Preston City Council, councillor John Swindells, said: “This is yet another great opportunity to learn interesting facts about the people of Preston’s past.

“The officers guiding the walks have a great knowledge of the cemetery grounds from the headstones and graves to the nature that grows there. I urge people who have never visited this special location before to come along to one of the three walks.”

The cemetery gates open from 8am and the walks take place at 11am, 12noon and 1pm.

Walkers are advised to wear sensible shoes and free refreshments are provided at the end of the walk which takes around an hour.

The event is free and no booking is required.

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