Exploring the Darker Side of Clifton Street Cemetery Online Talk
October 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This Halloween week Clifton House are hosting virtual online talks exploring the ‘darker side’ of Clifton Street Cemetery. Opened in 1797 as the ‘New Burying Ground’ there are many tales to be told here. This talk focuses on the ‘darker side’ of the graveyard’s history- from the infamous body snatchers which plagued the cemetery in its opening decades and the drastic actions taken to curb this lucrative trade, to the burial of murder victims, tragic deaths and hangings!
As this talk touches on some adult themes parental discretion is advised. Please contact us for further information.
This virtual live talk will be facilitated by our knowledgeable staff and volunteers using Zoom. Numbers for these hour-long sessions will be limited to 30, to allow for Q&A sessions at the end. The Meeting ID to join the online tour will be sent out the morning of the talk.
Clifton House is the social enterprise of Belfast Charitable Society who continue to address disadvantage in Belfast and beyond today.