Date: 19th November 2017 (Sunday)
Time: 2pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Penang Heritage Trust, 26 Church Street
Donations: RM 5(members)/ RM 20 (non-members)
We pass it on a daily basis, but what do you know about the little graveyard on Northam Road?
You are cordially invited to join Marcus Langdon as he discusses the incredible stories revealed while researching his latest book for GTWHI, Epitaph: The Northam Road Protestant Cemetery, George Town, Penang.
About the Speaker:
Born in England but transplanted to Australia early in life, Marcus Langdon claims to have frittered away far too many years in uninspiring private and corporate business life before developing his passion as a ‘detective of history’.
Since the 1990s, he has spent ‘uncountable hours’ researching the early years of Penang’s history under the administration of both the British East India Company and the British Colonial government. Sourcing information from original documents, he has meticulously pieced together many long-forgotten stories of the growth and development of this fascinating island.
His published works include:
Penang: The Fourth Presidency of India 1805–1830, Volume 1, ‘Ships, Men and
Mansions’, Areca Books, 2013.
Penang: The Fourth Presidency of India 1805–1830, Volume 2, ‘Fire, Spice and
Edifice’; George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI), 2015.
Biographical Dictionary of Mercantile Personalities of Penang (contributing editor),
Think City/MBRAS, 2014.
George Town’s Historic Commercial and Civic Precincts (researcher/writer for George
Town World Heritage Incorporated), 2015.
Epitaph: The Northam Road Protestant Cemetery, George Town, Penang, (for
George Town World Heritage Incorporated), 2017.
Living in Penang since 2010, he has imparted his historical knowledge to innumerable local projects and is a director of Entrepot Publishing Sdn Bhd.