17 November 2021 at 6.30pm
Vienna was one of the pioneering cities, possibly the first, to close its churchyards and to establish extramural cemeteries, which it did around 1740. This illustrated talk will introduce the history of the city’s burial grounds and describe the four cemeteries that every tourist should see, including the Central Cemetery, one of the world’s largest (larger than Brookwood and even larger than the walled city of Vienna). Architecture, sculpture, famous people, and some curiosities of funeral and burial lore will all be examined, including the (completely untrue) story of Mozart’s pauper burial.
Brent Elliott was formerly Librarian, then Historian of the Royal Horticultural Society. He is a Trustee of the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery.
MMT is working in conjunction with Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery who are managing our online bookings for on-line talks.
Click here to book: https://kensalgreen.co.uk/booking.php
Once you have completed your booking, you will receive a confirmation email, and then another email just before the event with access details for the events.
PLEASE NOTE - REGISTRATION MUST BE MADE VIA THE KENSAL GREEN LINK ABOVE. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW FOR THIS ONLINE EVENT