Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Artists and creatives

Berkhamsted is a town that attracts many creative people — painters, illustrators, photographers, sculptors, film makers, writers, actors. Rectory Lane Cemetery’s unique blend of Victorian heritage, ecology and atmosphere makes it an inspiring place for artists and other creative people.

Perhaps it started with William Claridge, Victorian artist and the town’s first photographer, who is buried here…  Examples of more contemporary art connected to the Cemetery include:

  • The Heroine Project Presents ‘Memento Mori‘ promenade theatre
  • Design of the volunteer facility (Hugo Hardy Architect)
  • Landscape design (Edd Snell, Above Zero)
  • Memorial wall glass tiles (Jessica Ecott)
  • Designers of seats (Andrew Ingham, Chan Brisco, Hazel Godfrey)
  • Creation of the ‘angel of the south’ in the performance area (Chris Stokes)
  • Atmospheric photography (with Tring and District Camera Club, Chris Slaney)
  • Creative writing and poetry (with Linda Dawe)
  • Memorial illustration (with Clive Baxter)
  • Drawing (Mary Casserley)
  • Floral artistry (with Flowers by Wetherley)
  • Cemetery Stories children’s writing competition (supported by Berkhamsted Waterstones)
  • ‘Little Spirit’ children’s book (A J Freer)

The Cemetery is open, come along and be inspired yourself.  Or if you want to bring a group for a creative session (when the pandemic restrictions are lifted), get in touch and explore how we can support you.

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For more information please contact

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 Kate Campbell

Community Engagement Officer
      07866 024254