The real meaning and origin of Halloween, ‘Hallow tide’, its pagan origins, links in Day of the dead, funerals and the movement of graves was covered in November’s event. With a quiz, an enlightening talk by warden Racheal from Old St Pancras Church, and a history from Andrew from Levertons, the longstanding family of local undertakers to Princess Diana, Ronnie Biggs, Mrs Thatcher, Malcolm McClaren, Ian Drury and many Somers Town locals – we were in good company.
And, of course, the famous Pearly King of St Pancras as shown here in a Pathe clip.
The best question of the evening was a tie between “Are there many punch-ups?” and “What is the secret of your success?”- asked to an undertaker!
Well, we’re all dying to get in.