Virtual Tour of Comely Bank Cemetery with Patricia Keppie
Sun 27th Sept at 2pm
We’ll be hosting Patricia Keppie, the Scotland Public Engagement Coordinator of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, as she takes us on a virtual tour of Comely Bank Cemetery.
Designed by the eminent architect George Washington Brown, Edinburgh’s Comely Bank Cemetery was laid near the end of Queen Victoria’s reign in 1896. Patricia will tell us more about the history of the cemetery and how it came to contain over 300 war graves. She will also share some of the individual stories of those who are commemorated there.
Her talk will be followed followed by a Q&A session.
Curated especially for the Cockburn Association’s 30th year hosting Doors Open Days events in Edinburgh, along this year’s theme of “Opening the Doors to Hidden Histories” this is the latest in a series of different and distinctive discussions under the banner “Cockburn Conversations”.
Tickets to these events are free, but please do consider becoming a member of the Cockburn Association. We are an independent conservation charity and we need your assistance to help us continue protecting Edinburgh’s wonderful civic amenities and unique built heritage.
Questions can be submitted in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please subject your email: “Cockburn Conversations – Comely Bank”.
Only ONE ticket per screen, per event is required to be booked.
Founded in 1875, the Cockburn Association is Scotland’s oldest conservation body. Our purpose is to enhance the amenity of Edinburgh and its neighbourhood and to protect its rich architectural and landscape heritage. We are a membership organisation, open to everyone who is passionate about our city.
Our “Cockburn Conversations” provide a contemporary public forum, reminiscent of the coffee houses, salons and taverns of Edinburgh in the age of Enlightenment, where we discuss local heritage matters and debate important contemporary civic issues that affect the city and its communities today.
Have a look on Eventbrite or our social media channels for information about the other Cockburn Conversations in this series and please do watch out for future events