The Peace Garden at the Muslim Burial Ground
Opened in 1917 and extensively restored in 2015, this Grade II listed burial ground was created for Indian Army soldiers who died fighting for the British in WWI. It has special architectural interest for its interpretation of Islamic architecture in early 20th Century Britain, inspired by the Mughal style so successfully employed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The graves were removed to the military section of Brookwood Cemetery in 1968. A tranquil Peace Garden, with a memorial stone and water feature, has been created and was opened in November 2015 by the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward.
Event Details: Trustees of Horsell Common Preservation Society will be on hand to talk about the Peace Garden at the Muslim Burial Ground.
Date: Saturday 21 September
Time: 11.30am to 3.30pm
Address: Monument Road, Maybury, GU21 5LW
Directions: Just north of the Basingstoke Canal bridge. A 10-minute walk from the Shah Jahan Mosque. Or why not take a trip along the canal to The Peace Garden with The Basingstoke Canal Society?
Facilities: Wheelchair accessible, although parking is not available immediately adjacent to the site. The nearest parking (via woodland paths) is the informal carpark by the canal bridge (Monument Bridge). There is also the Horsell Common Preservation Society carpark on the opposite side of Monument Road.