A Stroll through Berkshire’s Graveyards

Berkshire’s churchyards are full of stories about the individuals who are buried there, the communities in which they lived and the prevailing burial customs and beliefs and the impact of events.

This talk explores some of those stories, reveals favoured epitaphs and showcases some of the outstanding architecture of Berkshire’s funerary monuments.

Tea and Coffee will be available.


Second-hand Book Stall

Large free car park adjacent to the hall.

Visitors and Non-Members are welcome – £5 pp


Mon 18 Nov


Doors open at 7.15pm
19:30 - 21:30


Abingdon Branch
Abingdon Branch
Long Furlong Community Centre, Boulter Drive, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1XP


Abingdon Branch - Berkshire FHS


  • Catherine Sampson MSc
    Catherine Sampson MSc

    Catherine is a veteran family historian. Her own family history research is mainly concentrated in East Anglia and the North-East.

    She loves history across all periods, both the very early and the more modern. She is a keen social historian and regularly gives talks across Berkshire and the surrounding counties.

    Catherine is Chairman and Projects Coordinator for Berkshire Family History, and a former chairman of Project Purley, Purley’s local history society. She has published several histories of her own family and in 2010 edited “Purley in Old Images”. She is currently working on a new book on the history of Purley’s River Estate.