(revised and up-dated)


It is 17 years since a history of York Cemetery was published describing the events from the founding of the original Company, through its liquidation to the acquisition of the site by the Trust and beginning of its work of restoring the chapel and rescuing the grounds. Since 1991, when it first appeared, over 1700 copies of the book have been sold and it is now out of print,

To mark the 170th anniversary of the opening of the Cemetery and the 20th anniversary of the conveyance of the freehold to the York Cemetery Trust a new edition has been produced entitled This Garden of Death - The History of York Cemetery 1837 - 2007. Not only does it contain a new chapter, illustrated in colour, describing the developments which have taken place under the ownership of the Trust but also additional material has been added to the earlier chapters and an appendix has been included describing the unique Register Database.

The price of the new edition is £6.00 (£5.00 to members of the Friends of York Cemetery) plus £1.50 postage and packing. Copies may be ordered by sending a cheque for the appropriate amount to The Friends of York Cemetery, The Gatehouse, Cemetery Road, York, YO10 5AJ.