Acton History Group Kensal Green Cemetery Visit

Henry Vivian-Neil to be guide for tour of this fascinating site

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Acton History Group are holding a tour of the Kensal Green Cemetery.

Henry Vivian-Neil who met the group last year at the Dissenters Chapel will be giving a comprehensive tour of this fascinating site on 19 May.

Inspired by Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, it was founded by barrister George Carden, opening in 1833. Its 72 acres in area & includes two conservation areas, adjoining the Grand Union Canal.

Home to at least 33 species of bird and other wildlife, it has memorials ranging from large mausoleums to many distinctive smaller graves and special areas dedicated to the very young. There are 3 chapels in the grounds. Henry will be talk about some of the more famous names buried here and possibly some with Acton connections.

To join the event meet at Acton Central Station 1.15pm to catch the 1.20pm train to Willesden Junction, changing to the Euston Overground service for Kensal Green Station. It’s a 7 minute walk via Mortimer Road and Harrow Road to the Vehicle Gate to the Cemetery. Alternatively, if coming by car, you can park in the streets north of the cemetery; or in the cemetery up to 6 pm.

The cost is £10 per person, paid on the day. Let David Bays know before the day that you are coming so catering can be arranged – email him at with your name, address and phone number by 18 May.

May 14, 2018

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