Bob Flanagan will discuss the history of the cemetery and give details of some of the many remarkable Clapham residents who chose to be buried there. These include the clown Tom Barry, who sailed down the Thames in a tub pulled by geese in 1844, Thomas Cubitt, the developer of Clapham Park, the engineer Sir William Cubitt FRS, the potter John Doulton, the naturalist Robert Hudson FRS, and the Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon. This talk was originally compiled for the 2018 Lambeth Local History Festival.
When: Saturday 20 October 2018 from 2:30pm
Where: Chatsworth Baptist Church, Chatsworth Way (off Norwood Road), SE27 (enter by second door on right in Idmiston Road).
No formal charge, but donations of £1 per person (50p concessions) to help cover costs and aid conservation work are appreciated.
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