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Summer-Autumn 2018

We eventually came to the end of the most serious drought for half a century. Combined with very high temperatures the trees have suffered. The grass turned gold. The Friends have kept all our new plantings well watered so hopefully, all should survive. Green Flag was retained and we are […]

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Kids’ club spring adventure

Recently we held the seasonal spring kid’s adventure – in snow! We were able to look at blossom, buds opening, alder catkins, and overwintering ladybirds, but the goldfinches flew from the feeders when they saw over 20 children fast approaching.

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Winter 2017

We look back with pride over the last 12 months in which our number of listed buildings has DOUBLED! This means 3 new listings. The first is the Reception House – a rare example of a purpose-built place for Victorians to lay their dead prior to burial. Before this the living room […]

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Autumn 2017

The History Walk on Sunday 10th September 2017 went well We looked at the recently listed buildings and monuments and covered some of the early history of the cemetery since its opening in 1869. Autumn is now upon us and the areas of long grass are now being cut. They have supported […]

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Storm damage June 2017

With such high winds and trees in full leaf it is sad to see old friends suffer. A sycamore weakened by disease split in half. It has had extensive tree surgery and might still live a few more years. Meanwhile, we are planting young trees and whips each autumn to […]

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Reception House

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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