Talk. Transformations: Landscape Garden to Garden Cemetery,by Professor James Stevens CurlOn Saturday 19th August, Friends of Spital Cemetery will be celebrating 160 years since Chesterfield built its first public cemetery at Spital, a garden cemetery and the second in Derbyshire. In the evening our guest speaker Professor James Steven Curl has come over from Dublin to be with us. Professor Curl has established an international reputation for scholarship and thorough investigation in little known fields of which ‘The Garden Cemetery Movement’ is one. This lecture will put the cemetery at Spital in context as part of a significant movement that transformed towns and cities in the course of the nineteenth century.At St Leonard’s Mission Room, Valley Road, S41 0HQ7:00 – 9pm TalkDoors open at 6.30Tickets £10 incl glass of wine will be available on the doorFor further information about the events of the day please contact Liz Cook, Acting Chair of Friends of Spital Cemetery.
Friends of Spital Cemetery welcome you to share our 160th birthday in this beautiful Victorian Garden Cemetery.
At St Leonard’s Mission Room, Valley Road, S41 0HQ
(doors open at 10.45am)
11.00 am opening ceremony performed by Toby Perkins
11.05 – 11.20 Qdos Community Choir performance
11.20 am – 5pm stalls advertising the work of local conservation, garden and history groups. Refreshments.
7:00 pm (doors open at 6.30) – 9pm Talk
Transformations: Landscape Garden to Garden Cemetery,
by Professor James Stevens Curl
In the cemetery we will be piloting new information boards.
1:00 pm Walk: General Tour of the Cemetery
3:00 pm Walk: Magnificent Cemetery Trees .
Professor Stevens Curl has established an international reputation for scholarship and thorough investigation in little known fields of which ‘The Garden Cemetery Movement’ is one. Expect to be entertained and informed.
Tickets (for talk only) are available from Liz Cook, Acting Chair FoSC. Please send a cheque to Friends of Spital Cemetery for £10 per ticket to 10 Alexandra Road East, Chesterfield S41 0HF . Please enclose a s.a.e
PARKING. Please note that there is no parking for Cemetery Day visitors in the cemetery grounds. There is free street parking in the immediate vicinity. Both the rail station and the centre of Chesterfield are only 10-15 minutes walk away. Regular bus services to Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Clay Cross pass the cemetery gates. (80,80A,48,82,83)
Funded by Foundation Derbyshire
You can download the illustrated flier here