Transformations : Landscape Garden to Garden Cemetery

Talk. Transformations: Landscape Garden to Garden Cemetery, 
by Professor James Stevens Curl
On 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 0HQ
7:00 – 9pm Talk
Doors open at 6.30
Tickets £10 incl glass of wine will be available on the door
For further information about the events of the day please contact Liz Cook, Acting Chair of Friends of Spital Cemetery.

 

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