Charity Auction for Abney Park

Of Cabbages & Kings are happy to announce an exhibition and charity auction of original framed art to benefit the Abney Park Trust. 

The pieces include original artwork for the 1995 and 1996 Stoke Newington Midsummer Festivals. In addition there will be a limited quantity of signed reproductions of the Abney Park map and the 1994, 1995 and 1996 festival posters available for sale. 

The original artwork for the iconic map of Abney Park Cemetery, which is still in use today, was included in the auction but has since been generously donated to the Abney Park Trust. It will be displayed in the Visitors' Centre.

The illustrations were made by John Gosler, a freelance illustrator and a former Stokey local, in the 1990s to promote the festival and the park. The original festival artwork will be up for auction.

John's original images for the posters were worked in scraper board, a card surface coated with china clay and then a layer of black ink. Tools are used to scrape off the ink, revealing the white surface beneath, producing an image that looks similar to a woodcut or engraving. He then applied the colour over that with an airbrush.

In keeping with the original spirit of the festival, the auction and exhibition will run from Monday 12th June, culminating with an event and the end of the auction at the shop on Sunday 18th June.

To place your bid:

1995 Poster

1996 Poster

12 - 18 June 
Of Cabbages and Kings
127 Stoke Newington High St, N16 0PH


Park opening times

Abney Park is open from
8 am year round and
closes at varying times.
The current opening
hours are
8 am – 7.30 pm daily.




The Visitors Centre

Is usually open from
10 am – 4 pm, daily.

Times may vary so
please call before
making a special visit.


Contact Details

Abney Park, Stoke Newington High Street,
London N16 0LH

Tel: 0207 275 7557