Category: Community

Spring 2019

We are celebrating 150 years since the cemetery’s opening in 1869. We had a great winter kids club. Many can now identify a gorse bush, a birch tree – and know where ladybirds overwinter! The central round bed is awaiting a face-lift and we hope to have news of this […]

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December 2018

We have planted 150 whips to celebrate the 150 years the cemetery has been open (1869-2019). Additionally we planted out the Blake memorial with beautiful flowers in November and held a vigil marking the 100 years since a munitions factory blew up in the borough a week before armistice 1918. All […]

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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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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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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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Repairs to statues

You may have noticed that earlier in 2015, some of our angels were missing but have now been restored. They spent time in the stone mason’s workshop being repaired, following the incidents where someone damaged statues in the borough’s parks and cemeteries November 2014. We keep a sharp look out for anyone acting […]

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