FOCC Header

All UK cemeteries are at risk.Cemetery owners want to dig up all graves to sell off as 'new' burial plots over other people's graves. The BBC report  above tells the story.

www.SaveSouthwarkWoods.org.uk    |    savesouthwarkwoods@gmail.com    |    @southwarkwoods    |    Facebook Page Save Southwark Woods

SIGN THE PETITION

SAVE CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETERY WOOD 

12 ACRES OF WOODS BEING CUT DOWN AND HEADSTONES DESTROYED

Area Z Trees cut in memorials NEW BURIAL PLOTS AT WOODVALE CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETE

But we super-imposed Southwark's own plans on a Google Earth image. (Pages 53 and 61 of Southwark Council's Cemetery Strategy 2012. ) Destined to go: Areas H1, H2, H3, J, K,and L. Area Z, gone. And we have acres cut down. Southwark must now know what it are doing is wrong.

Above: Two acres of Honor Oak Nature Corridor land cleared for four year's of burial plots. June 2018.

Southwark is turning a Victorian-era cemetery into sterile, commercial burial fields - as if no one were already buried there. These 'new' graves are unsuitable for up to half of residents for whom burial is the only option.

CNC Poor Peoples Graves Vandalised READ: WW1 Graves Buried Over -Britain at War article

Still 10 ACRES to save in Camberwell Old Cemetery Wood. We can!

Southwark Cemeteries Map.jpg

The Camberwell Old and New Cemeteries are not in Camberwell - they're in East Dulwich and Honor Oak:

 

Camberwell Old Cemetery

Forest Hill Road London SE22 0RU

 

Camberwell New Cemetery

Brenchley Gardens London SE23 3RD

COC Area Z Devastation

 

OUTRAGE AND TRAGEDY. ACRES OF CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETERY WOOD DESTROYED - ACRES TO SAVE.

 

ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE. Southwark Council felling 100s of TREES and scraping away 1000s of HEADSTONES to bury the dead in used graves.

 

Photo of 'new' burial areas on Woodvale, above graves. Many, if not most, of the families that purchase plots don't know there are already graves below.

Camberwell Old Cemetery Woods 2017

Destruction of nature and heritage in the New Cemetery, too.

TWO ACRES OF WOODS CUT DOWN CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETER

Above photos: Some of the 100s of trees cut down in Area Z of Camberwell Old Cemetery Wood in 2016. Southwark is going after the remaining 10 acres.  Southwark are providing local burial - but at what cost?

 

Is it worth clearing 12 acres of trees and meadows in our hot, polluted city? Is it worth stripping thousands of family gravestones? Is it worth digging up the dead? Do people want to be buried in someone else’s grave? And all this for just a few years of burial plots.

COC Area Z Google Aerial View Oct 2017 Two (794 x

Above: Memorials  from WW2 era, destroyed in Camberwell New Cemetery, on the side of One Tree Hill. October 2017.

Beyond the hoarding, another 2 acres of meadow and wood in the Honor Oak Nature Corridor have been cleared for burial. Beauty and habitat destroyed for inner London burial.

SIGN THE 38 DEGREES PETITION

 

COC BURIAL PLOT PLANS OVERLAY COC WOODS 2 COC Area Z Google Aerial View Oct 2017 Two (794 x Southwark Cemeteries Map.jpg

Facebook

Twitter

Camberwell Old Cemetery

Forest Hill Road London SE22 0RU

 

By bus: 63 and 363 both stop at main entrance on Forest Hill Road

P13 stops near rear entrance on corner of Wood Vale and Langton Rise

 

By train: Honor Oak Park station then 15 minute walk or

P12 bus outside the station

 

Camberwell New Cemetery

Brenchley Gardens London SE23 3RD

 

By bus: P12 to either the main Brenchley Gardens entrance or rear entrance by Honor Oak Park station.

 

By train: Honor Oak Park or Crofton Park.

 

Bike and car parking available at both cemeteries just inside the gates

WHAT YOU CAN DO IMG_-ncg2k4-1040x780

Dozens of trees cut down on One Tree Hill, next to the Nature Reserve, to create burial plots. March 2016.

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER Camberwell Old Cemetery June 2017 Looking Down Lan MORE PROOF OF SCALE OF LOSS 3 STERILE TRADITIONAL BURIAL PLOTS FOR OLD NURSERY MORE PROOF, IF YOU STILL NEED IT

Southwark Council has run out of burial space. What does it do?

 

Instead of buying burial land outside the city, Southwark buries over graves, including war graves, and as soon as 2022 be burying in used graves.

 

To do this they have to cut down acres of woods and remove (or destroy) memorials and headstones. When they reuse a grave they will dig up the remains, dig deeper, put the remains back and bury someone new on top - bought by a family who may not know what is below.

 

They call this ‘reclamation’ and ‘reuse’.

We call it desecration of graves and nature.

 

Protect our valuable, beautiful, inner-city woods and heritage.

NOVEMBER 12th, 2018:

 

The Council has resumed tree cutting and construction above the graves of thousands of dead, including World War service personnel. 

 

 

 

CNC Area B June 2018 Cam-Cemetery-Grey Lipley

Above: One of the few photos of Area Z, Camberwell Old Cemetery Wood, July 2015. And after.

IMG_20181016_164216630-1040x780

DO YOU HAVE FAMILY BURIED IN SOUTHWARK? Join :

Family Buried in Southwark Facebook Group Respect Our Ancestors Facebook Page

Double click to insert body text here ...