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Welcome to the Friends of Margravine Cemetery

Welcome to Margravine Cemetery, also known in the past as Hammersmith Cemetery. Our organisation, the Friends of Margravine Cemetery is well over 100 strong. We work closely with the Council and with other relevant organisations in caring for the cemetery. Our group works on a membership basis, so if you enjoy your visits and would like to become a member of our group - or volunteer some of your time - or give a donation, then please do get in touch with us. Members benefit from being kept up to date with all events in the cemetery, receive regular newsletters and invitations to seasonal cemetery walks as well as group discussion meetings to enhance the use of the cemetery. If you want to contact us please email: info@margravinecemetery.org.uk


Recent Posts

MARGRAVINE on NATIONAL news

MARGRAVINE on NATIONAL news

The Reception House is now officially a Grade II listed building. Many Victorian families had to store their loved one in the cramped family dwelling prior to burial. The Reception House in Margravine Cemetery is a unique survivor in London of the mid 1800s to provide a dignified and peaceful place […]

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OUTSTANDING again in 2016

OUTSTANDING again in 2016

The Friends of Margravine Cemetery again did well in the  London in Bloom awards 2016. We were judged as ‘Outstanding’ in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ category, and gained a silver-gilt in the ‘Our Community’ award. Pruning, planting, watering, planning, caring for the buildings and memorials, researching the history, carrying out surveys, leading walks are all part […]

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Lichens 2016

Lichens 2016

This year the first expert identification of lichens was carried out. Ishpi Blatchley, our expert, made an initial survey and then took a small group round to show us what she had found in her 2 hours in the cemetery. We learnt that each lichen is really 2 organisms not […]

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Success last summer

Success last summer

The Friends entered the It’s Your Neighbourhood category for ‘London in Bloom’ as usual but in 2015 were judged ‘Outstanding’ for the first time. This was in addition to the successful retention of our Green Flag.   For the RHS London in Bloom, we had to prove our credentials – pruning […]

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Tree felling tree planting

Tree felling tree planting

Sadly we have lost another mature tree – an ailanthus. It was close to a path, had some disease, and had developed a lean. Its roots were loosening one side. In its place a small oak is planted – one of many whips planted to secure succession.

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Bird Count 2015

Bird Count 2015

  Bird count. Scroll down below or click here for the monthly tables. The monthly bird count has a pleasing predictability about it, yet it brings some exciting surprises from time to time. In January 2015 we also took part in the RSPB’s hour long Bird Watch – recording how […]

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