Lost language of headstones

Newport Pagnell Historical Society

Tuesday, 17th September 2019 at 7.30 pm
Newport Pagnell United Reformed Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell MK16 8AB

 Many of us wander around churchyards and cemeteries, tracing family members or just out of interest.

In this illustrated talk Kevin Varty explores the sometimes hidden meanings of the symbols which are often carved into the headstones, revealing a lost language from the past. The talk also shows how these symbols have been used by the funeral business, especially during Victorian times.

NPHS 2019/2020 programme