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Sun, 24 Sept


St Mary's Churchyard, Prestwich

Partner event: St Mary's Churchyard tour

Special Prestwich Arts Festival edition of the regular churchyard tours.

Partner event: St Mary's Churchyard tour
Partner event: St Mary's Churchyard tour

Time & Location

24 Sept 2023, 13:00 – 15:00

St Mary's Churchyard, Prestwich, Church Ln, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1AN, UK

About the event

FREE event but places limited so please BOOK TICKETS

On this tour you can listen to the stories behind some of the headstones and memorials contained in St Mary's churchyard. Stories of poetry, artists, romance and murder, plus more besides...

  • early examples of female stone masonry,
  • a Waterloo veteran,
  • The Manchester Botanists,
  • a Victorian Engineer,
  • the inventor of the electro-magnet,
  • Queen Victoria's Canon Birch,
  • Free trade merchants from around the World,
  • Greek community burials,
  • Lancashire Asylum burials,
  • memorials and burials from two world wars.

Tickets are free but donations are welcome at 

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