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PEOPLE are invited to a series of guided tours in Highland Road Cemetery, in Southsea, to learn more about the people buried there.

The information days will exhibit story boards explaining the lives of some of the people interned in the graveyard in the Thomas Ellis Owen Chapel, which is just at the entrance to the cemetery.

Each of the stories have been researched by members of Friends of Highland Road, and the group will lead tours of the graveyard, highlighting the graves of those featured in the exhibition.

The information days take place on the third Sunday of every month until September, with the next one taking place tomorrow.

The Chapel is opened at midday and the tour starts at 2pm. Entrance costs £3 per person.

On July 15 the group will hold an alternative tour of the cemetery, including the grave of a titanic survivor who escaped the disaster.

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