Tales from the City of London Cemetery Thu 16th June 2022 at 7.30pm

Local history talk with Gary Lewis.

Due to unforeseen circumstances this talk will only take place in real life and not via Zoom. Chingford Historical Society meet at the C of E Primary School, Cambridge Road, Chingford E4 7BP, near the Co-op on Station Road.

About this Event

Did you know that Bobby Moore, who captained England to World Cup glory in 1966 was immortalised in the City of London Cemetery alongside his parents Robert and Doris Moore in 1993?

And did you know that The City of London Cemetery is also home to a diverse cast of characters including:

John Merrick, The Elephant Man, whose remains were laid to rest on the 24th April 1890

Polly Nichols, first victim of Jack the Ripper

Catherine Eddowes, fourth victim of Jack the Ripper and the second woman to die on the double murder, 30th September 1888

Bentley, Tucker and Choate, the 3 police officers who died in the line of duty on December 16, 1910, sparking the manhunt which led to the Siege of Sidney Street on January 3rd, 1911

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This and future talks hosted by Chingford Historical Society will incur a £3 charge for non-members. Annual membership is just £10 per person or £15 for two at the same address. 

Existing members will be emailed with details of how to obtain a free ticket nearer the time.

Chingford Historical Society is a registered charity (Charity number: 281623) and all proceeds from the sale of tickets minus Eventbrite fees will go direct to the charity.

Many of the online talks on different aspects of Chingford’s history given since spring 2020 can be viewed on their YouTube channel

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