8 July 2017 at 12.noon
The Secretary at email@example.com
The Crematorium Chapel, West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High Street, London SE27 9JU
The meeting is free to members but we would appreciate a donation of £10 towards the cost of lunch. Please book your place using the form below.
The business meeting will commence at 12.00 noon and be followed by lunch and a tour of the cemetery led by Dr Robert Flanagan.
West Norwood Cemetery founded in 1836, was laid out by Sir William Tite, who was himself interred there in 1873, was one of London's first garden cemeteries. It contains a number of notable mausoleums and listed monuments and includes a splendid section for the Greek Orthodox Community.
Among its famous residents are, Sir Hiram Maxim (inventor of the automatic
machine gun), Sir Henry Bessemer (inventor of the famous steel process), William Burges (architect), David Roberts (artist), Dr William Marsden (founder of the Royal Free and Royal Marsden hospitals), C W Alcock (founder of Test Cricket and the FA Cup), Sir Henry Tate (sugar magnate and founder of the Tate Gallery), Sir Henry Doulton of pottery fame, and Mrs Isabella Beeton who, olf course, needs no introduction.
Bus: 2, 68, 196, 315, 322, 432, 468 all stop nearby
Rail: West Norwood Station