Rock Around the General Cemetery

Event date: 21st March 2015

No, not another pop festival among the tombs, but a peaceful walk around the other sorts of rock! Participants in the tour discovered how well (or how badly!) the Victorians selected and carved their tombstones and how the memorials have fared since. They found out how the stones revealed the evolution of the Earth itself, and of the British Isles in particular. This fascinating lecture tour was taken by Peter Kennett from the Earth Science Education Unit of the Sheffield Area Geology Trust.

Photos by Andy Brown Photography