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...

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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…

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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...

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Summer-autumn 2018

Summer-autumn 2018

Good news – the footpaths are going to be resurfaced. Work is due to start 26th March or soon after. Note that the western gate near the hospital...

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Kids’ club spring 2018

Kids’ club spring 2018

We held the seasonal spring kid’s adventure – in snow! We were able to look at blossom, buds opening, alder catkins, and overwintering ladybirds,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Seasons

The Seasons

VIDEO - Photos taken (through the seasons) of one of the most beautiful and peaceful places you'll find in London - a real haven in the centre of...

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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…

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Bird Count 2014

Bird Count 2014

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...

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London in Bloom

London in Bloom

The Friends of Margravine entered the LIB event in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ category. We produced a portfolio for…

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