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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th June 2011 Peace campaigner Brian Haw, who camped from 2001 to 2011 outside Parliament, dies from lung cancer.

18th June 1977 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook, beaten and robbed by London pub

18th June 1963 Born today: Omar Londono, jockey

18th June 1929 Born today: James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)

18th June 1817 Waterloo Bridge (2formerly Strand Bridge) was officially opened by the Prince Regent.

18th June 1583 Richard Martin of London takes out 1st life insurance policy, on William Gibbons, premium was 383

Abney Park Cemetary



Abney Park Cemetary

One of the great garden cemeteries of London.

Location: Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington High Street, N16 0LH

Description: This former cemetary turned nature park was one of the 'magnificent seven' garden cemeteries of London. Since 1991 it's been turned into a delightful woodland memorial park and Local Nature Reserve managed by the Abney Park Trust.

Its centre-piece is the stunning Abney Park Chapel, a landmark to religious toleration, open to all.

Today it's great for runners, strollers and includes educational facilities - crafts workshops, training centre/ classroom, and a visitors centre. There is still a cemetery function, managed by the council.

Many famous people are interred here:

1. The founders of the Salvation Army, William and Catherine Booth.

2. Music hall legends Albert Chavalier and George Leybourne.

3. Chartists James Bronterre OBrien, Henry Vincent and Benjamin Lucraft.

4. Prominent nonconformists include Dr Newman Hall, Dr John Pye Smith, Dr Andrew Reed, Dr Thomas Binney, William Brock, James Sherman, Emily Gosse, Thomas Burchell and Samuel Oughton.

5. Notable horticulturists include James Shirley Hibberd and Conrad Loddiges.

6. Educational philanthropists include Sir Hugh Owen and Samuel Morley.

7. Joanna Vassa, daughter of the famous black author and abolitionist Olaudah Equiano, is buried here; as is the black author and playwright Eric Walrond.

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Abney Park Cemetary

One of the great garden cemeteries of London.


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