Winter 2017

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...
Autumn 2017

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...
Storm damage June 2017

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...
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...
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...