A CEMETERY wants to raise its profile by hosting an open day.

Woodvale Crematorium, in Lewes Road, Brighton, will be inviting the public to take a look round the grounds between 11am and 3pm today.

Visitors will be given a tour of the cemetery grounds and also hear about famous people buried there such as Dorothy Stringer and Thomas Highflyer, a former slave who found refuge in Brighton until his death in 1870.

A spokesman for Woodvale said: “We’re doing it is so people know we’re here, but not just as a crematorium.

“Our grounds are flourishing with wildlife and flowers.

“We do walking trails and things like that.

“We have a lot to offer.”