City of the Dead // Ben Waddington
May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm£6
Meet: opposite Five Ways station, Islington Row Middleway B15 1QA
The City of the Dead guided walk takes its name from the former Jewish cemetery at Five Ways: in Hebrew Beth Olom. If it doesn’t sound familiar, that’s perhaps because it is now an overgrown sliver of land between the railway and the canal, punctuated by the occasional grave marker carved with Hebrew script. It is one of several ‘reburied’ graveyards across the city centre that at once tell the story of a rapidly expanding industrial city and decreasing church attendances.
Over the course of two miles, Ben Waddington (director of the Still Walking festival) will visit the partially or completely invisible sites of the city’s former churchyards with tales of disinterments, wandering bones, unofficial garden burials and lost crypts.
Advance booking only. Please dress according to the weather and wear shoes suitable for urban walking.
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
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