Take a tour of Southport’s Duke Street cemetery, discovering the history of its architecture, monument designs, and some of the creative and remarkable people resting there.
This walk will discover the history of the cemetery through its layout, buildings and memorials, looking at how the landscape architect Edward Kemp and the monumental mason Thomas Robinson used their creativity to commemorate the dead. The different styles of graves are full of symbols and fine carving. We’ll also discover the graves of people who led lives in theatre, music and other creative fields.
Thursday 14 September: Tour 1730
Pre-booking is essential as places are limited. Max 16 people per tour/session. Walk takes up to 90 minutes Please wear footwear and clothing to suit the weather and off-path walking.
Contact for the day: Sue Latimer 07816114885
Booking opens: 1 September 2023 07:00
Most of the tour is on tarmac paths. Some points of interest lie off the path, but can generally be seen from the path and will be described.
Meet outside the Cemetery entrance on Duke Street, beyond the crossroads with Cemetery Road. It takes about 30 minutes to walk and 10 minutes to drive from The Atkinson to the Cemetery, but allow for the possibility of delay at the railway crossing. Bus route 46 from Lord Street stops on Duke Street before the Cemetery Road crossroads. There is parking on Duke Street outside the Cemetery, and some spaces inside the gates – but the Cemetery is generally locked at 7pm.
Southport Townscape Heritage Project, Green Sefton