Sunday, 18 September 2011

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park celebrates!

Aerial view of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park 

London Open House - Tower Hamlets Cemetary Park

London Open House - 1st Walk @ 10am, last walk @ 2pm Visit the park during the Capital's biggest architectural event where London is turned into a living exhibition for 48 hours. Learn more about the park's historic importance.

170 years of Tower Hamlets Cemetery

Tower Hamlets Cemetery celebrates 170 years of existence this year.  This extract from The Morning Post Monday dated 6th September 1841 is posted on the THCP website

The opening of the City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery
On Saturday the City of London and Tower hamlets Cemetery was formally consecrated by the Bishop of London previous to its being opened for the reception of bodies. Though the weather was exceedingly unfavourable owing to the heavy and unintermitting rains the attendance was numerous and respectable.

The temporary chapel in which the service took place was densely crowded. Amongst those present were the Lord Mayor, Mr Sheriff Farncombe, Nr Sheriff Gibbs, Mr Deputy Alderman Green and various others.

The Bishop concluded the ceremony of consecration by pronouncing the apostolic benediction; on which the company separated, the largest portion of them adjourning to a neighbouring marquee, in which a cold collation was provided. The number of persons who sat down to the collation was about 200, among whom were a great number of fashionably dressed ladies.

The City and London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery embraces an extent of thirty acres of ground, and promises when finished, to be very tastefully laid out. It is a curious fact that the first interment took place on Saturday afternoon very shortly after the ceremony of consecration had taken place.

Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park - 21st birthday and AGM

This year the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery celebrate their 21st birthday.  You can join in the celebrations to day - Sunday 18th September when there will be a Victorian celebration in the Park

The AGM will be held at 4pm on Sunday 18th September 2011 at the Soanes Centre

Light refreshements will be provided. The AGM will be followed by one of Ken's very popular guided bat walks!

Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park - Facebook Page

The Tower Hamlets Cemetary Park Facebook page has changed. If you want to be kept up to date please like us via the following link:

How to get to THCP
  • The Cemetery Park is located in the heart of East London with good transport links.
  • The main gate is situated in Southern Grove, E3, with the Soanes Centre just inside on the right.
  • The nearest Underground station is Mile End on the Central, District, and Hammersmith and City lines. 
  • You can also travel to Bow Road on the District and Hammersmith and City Line
  • DLR to Bow Church
  • Local bus routes are: D6, D7,D8, 25, 205, 277, 323, 339 and 425.

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