WDEC 2023 at the Southampton Old Cemetery

Southampton Old Cemetery (UK)
Check out the themed walks that will take place at the cemetery during the WDEC 2023 and afterwards.

Six Coronations, an Abdication, and some other Royal Connections

Sunday, 21st May 2023, at 2:00 pm

To celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III, this walk looks at some Coronations from times past, the Abdication of King Edward VIII and some Royal visits to the Town.

You swallowed what?

Sunday, 11th June 2023, at 2:00 pm

On this walk we will hear the stories of the men, women and children who swallowed a variety of things and unfortunately did not live to tell the tale. Some of those things that were swallowed, which should not have been swallowed, turned out to become fatal. Unfortunately, others, who swallowed things for a variety of reasons did suffer in agony and some swallowed things by accident and these outcomes were disastrous. Please note this is not for the faint hearted.

People of Tudor House

Sunday, 16th July 2023, at 2:00 pm

This very well-known building in Southampton was saved, and restored, thanks to William Francis Gummer Spranger and was the town’s first museum, opening in 1912. Buried in the Southampton Old Cemetery are people who lived, or worked, there or who had other connections to the story of Tudor House. Come and find out about them!

"Death in a Victorian house"

Saturday, 9th September 2023, at 2:00 pm

On this walk we will hear the stories of the men, women and children who died in strange and awful circumstances in their own homes. Their houses held a multitude of hidden perils most in plain sight, the bedrooms, the kitchens, the scullery, the living room and outhouse all these places became dangerous. Some of these events were simple accidents, others were intentional, and some even wilful.

More about the themed walks

All walks last approximately 90 minutes.

These walks are free, nevertheless a donation is both recommended and very much welcome.

Booking is advisable for all the walks to avoid disappointment, numbers are now limited.

Additional information and booking at www.fosoc.org