Brian Parsons will give an illustrated talk on ‘Cremation in London: The Development of Cremation in the Capital from the 1870s to the Present Day’. He’ll trace the struggles faced by the Cremation Society in its earliest years through the passing of the Cremation Act in 1902 when London’s first crematorium and discuss the reasons behind the growing acceptance of cremation throughout the twentieth century. Parsons has published extensively on burial practices, cremation, embalming and funeral services, and this promises to be a very interesting and informative evening.
This organisation is interested in the preservation, conservation and
restoration of Kensal Green Cemetery (London, England), in particular its
monuments, buildings and burial records.