Final Journey: a history of Coffin trains

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Final Journey: a history of Coffin trains

  • October 13, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The transport of coffins by train took place all across the UK for over 150 years and still continues on some heritage railways. This talk will reveal the fascinating stories of many people whose coffins were carried by train on their final journey.  Arnos Vale Cemetery itself plays an unexpected role in this previously untold story.

Our speaker, Nicolas Wheatley  has a Masters degree in Death and Society from the University of Bath and has been researching this topic for several years. His talk will explore a area where very little has been published about this hidden interface between death and railways, apart from a few books on the funeral trains for some high status individuals, eg Queen Victoria.

Reduced price tickets on sale from 10am on Thu 6th Sep as part of the Bristol & Bath culture flash sale. For a full list of organisations taking part and links to all available offers, go to Visit Bristol or search using the hashtag on Twitter #CultureFlashSale.

Tickets: We regret that we cannot exchange, refund or transfer tickets unless the event in question has been cancelled or rescheduled by Arnos Vale.   If this is the case we will let you know by email. No ticket will be issued and no print out is required.

There is parking on site. If you would like to reserve a Blue Badge parking space please email


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