Posted: Friday 19 May 2017
South East Associates
Brookwood Cemetery Walk
– Wednesday 22 March -
On an extremely wet day we gathered for a tour of the Brookwood Cemetery.
Not such an odd place to visit as it has a unique history starting in 1854 as the
London Necropolis with funeral trains transporting coffins and mourners to stations within the cemetery.
It is multi-cultural and military, and we were able to visit the Orthodox Church where a Monk gave an interesting talk on its history – this also a welcome shelter from the rain.
Our guide took us to particularly historic graves and mausoleums as well as telling the history of the cemetery.
As we arrived at the pub for lunch the rain stopped and the sun came out.
"C'est la vie."
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