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The History of Abney Park Cemetery - John Baldock, Abney Park Trust

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Stoke Newington History Talks No. 4 (4.9.2017)
www.StokeNewingtonHistory.com

  • Interesting start. I have several family members buried here, (mainly Gedge), but doubt they were notorious enough for a significant mention
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The History of Abney Park Cemetery - John Baldock, Abney Park Trust

  1. 1. The History of Abney Park Cemetery Photo by Linn Wiberg John Baldock Abney Park Trust Stoke Newington History Talks No. 4 September 4, 2017 StokeNewingtonHistory.com
  2. 2. Abney Park est 1840
  3. 3. Abney House 1700-1843
  4. 4. Abney House 1700-1843 Sir Thomas Abney 1640-1722 Lord of the Manor of Stoke Newington Lord Mayor of London Co-founder of the Bank of England
  5. 5. Abney House 1700-1843
  6. 6. Abney Park Cemetery opened in 1840
  7. 7. Abney Park Cemetery opened in 1840
  8. 8. Margaret Graham Betsi Cadwaladr William Ong Calcraft William Booth Frank Bostock PC Frederick Tyler
  9. 9. Isaac Watts 1674-1748 Isaac Watts was an English Christian minister, hymn writer, theologian, and logician. He was a prolific and popular hymn writer and is credited with some 750 hymns. He is recognised as the "Father of English Hymnody”. He was a guest at Abney House for 36 years and helped design Abney Park with Lady Mary Abney.
  10. 10. Dr Watts’ Mound
  11. 11. Margaret Graham 1796 - 1864 ‘England's first female aeronaut' English aeronaut George Graham and his wife, Margaret, made numerous balloon ascents in Britain between the 1820s and the 1850s. Many of these ended in disaster, and the Grahams became as famous for their good fortune in surviving their adventures as for their aeronautical skills.
  12. 12. Margaret Graham 1796 - 1864 ‘England's first female aeronaut' By the 1840s ascents by George Graham had become rare, but Margaret continued with her aeronautical career, proclaiming herself 'The Only English Female aeronaut'. Despite many near fatal ballooning accidents, she survived to die in her bed.
  13. 13. Margaret Graham 1796 - 1864 ‘England’s first female aeronaut'
  14. 14. Betsi Cadwaladr 1789-1860 Betsi worked alongside Florence Nightingale at the Crimean War, she is buried in a paupers grave.
  15. 15. Frank Bostock 1866-1912 Known as 'The Animal King', Frank Bostock travelled the world with his menagerie of animals, lion taming was a part of his show and he kept his giraffes on Yoakley Road.
  16. 16. Frank Bostock 1866-1912
  17. 17. PC Frederick Tyler 1878-1909 Shot and killed whilst on duty chasing two Latvian Anarchists who had tried to rob a wage van - later known as the Tottenham Outrage.
  18. 18. PC Frederick Tyler 1878-1909
  19. 19. PC Frederick Tyler - 1878 - 1909
  20. 20. William Ong Calcraft 1800-1879 A 19th Century hangman, one of Britain's most prolific
  21. 21. William Ong Calcraft 1800-1879 • A 19th Century hangman, one of Britain's most prolific
  22. 22. William Booth 1829-1912 William Booth was a British Methodist preacher who founded The Salvation Army and became its first General. On 27 August 1912 Booth's funeral service was held at London’s Olympia where 40,000 people attended, including Queen Mary.
  23. 23. William Booth 1829-1912
  24. 24. “England above all other lands, is celebrated for the respect which she pays to her distinguished dead. The country churches and church-yards of England are the most beautiful in the world, and the influence of such places is chastening to the soul, in this harsh world of ours.” London by Day and Night, by David W.Bartlett, 1852 Photo by Linn Wiberg

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