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Funeral Fashions in Britain 1894-1998

22 November 2018 @ 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Lecture Theatre
Free, suggested donation £3.
The Newman Brothers factory in Birmingham made the finest quality coffin furniture for just over 100 years, before its closure and subsequent rescue as the Coffin Works museum. The history of the company parallels the many changes in funerary practice which took place during the 19th and 20th centuries. This talk will chart the rise and fall of Newman Brothers, as well as wider trends in funerals, cemeteries and mourning, to reveal the social history behind the transformation of death from the ‘Victorian Celebration’ to contemporary practice.


22 November 2018
7.00pm - 8.00pm
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27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2DD United Kingdom
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