Abney Park

Abney Park
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Abney Park is an extraordinarily atmospheric and overgrown cemetery, which is now a nature reserve. It contains numerous important tombs and memorials. 

Opened in 1840 as a Nonconformist garden cemetery, the site was laid out on the grounds of the Abney and Fleetwood estates. It is now a 32-acre historic park, cemetery and nature reserve in a built-up inner-city area. It represents an important green resource for the local community and a unique experience for visitors.

The Abney Park Trust, a registered charity, took over the management of the site in 1991 and now runs events including environmental education, training, volunteer projects, guided walks, talks and workshops, as well as theatre productions, film locations, small music festivals and open days.

Among the numerous important tombs and memorials are those to General Booth and Catherine Booth, founders of the Salvation Army, and to members of the Loddiges family.

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