Walking Tour: Willesden Cemetery …recalling some incredible lives!
Thursday 21 February 2013, 10.30am-12.15pm
£12 (pre-bookings only) Price includes £1 to cover the donation to the cemetery
Join us on a visit to the last resting places of both the famous and the unknown whose varied lives produce for us stories that are enthralling, inspiring, tragic and even humorous.
• As we stroll through this 140-year-old cemetery we come across the Jewish scientist, ignored despite her landmark contributions to a major discovery; four chief rabbis each with revealing stories; the father and son Rothschilds who could not have been more different; the London teenager who emigrated to the other side of the world and became a Prime Minister; the business giants, one in groceries and the other in furniture; the son of a second-hand clothes dealer who went from rags to riches; and there are other notable lives to celebrate and tragic young deaths to lament on this engrossing tour
Stephen Burstin has been conducting guided tours for 25 years and specialises in the fascinating history and rich heritage of London's Jewish community. He provides an informative and entertaining variety of tours in different districts of the capital and delights in sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for Jewish London.
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