Spring 2019

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...
December 2018

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...
Summer-Autumn 2018

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...
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...
Repairs to statues

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...