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Do you have family or friends buried in the Camberwell Cemeteries?

 

Please get in touch with us

Friends of Camberwell Cemeteries: savesouthwarkwoods@gmail.com

 

As well as the remaining 10 acres of inner London woods, Southwark Council plans to destroy all graves over 75 years at the Camberwell Cemeteries to sell off as new burial plots.

 

Southwark Council wants to dig up graves with these names in Camberwell Old Cemetery and remove their monuments.  

 

From Victorian tombstones and headstones, to graves from the Second World War of people who died in the Blitz, Southwark Council has decided to dig up all graves over 75 years old to sell new burial plots.

 

The Council calls this 'reuse' - but these graves are alreay in use, by the people who have been laid to rest, in perpetuity.

 

Save Southwark Woods is campaigning to preserve family and social history and the woods and natural heritage and beauty of the Camberwell Cemeteries.

 

 

If you have family buried in Camberwell Old (Forest Hill/Woodvale) Cemetery or New (Brenchley Gardens) Cemetery, please get in touch:

 

Friends of Camberwell Cemeteries:

savesouthwarkwoods@gmail.com

 

And object to Southwark Council Leader Peter John:

 

peter.john@southwark.gov.uk

 

Sam Rees Cemeteries Officer:

sam.rees@southwarkgov.uk

 

And copy us in:

 

Friends of Camberwell Cemeteries

savesouthwarkwoods@gmail.com

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Southwark Council is destroying acres of memorials and soon will be digging up graves to sell off burial plots as 'new' 5 October 2017

Southwark Council is burying over the dead and wants to dig up thousands of graves for new burial plots - with devastating consequences for nature and heritage.

 

Acres of woods and graves have alrady been lost. But acres remain to be saved.

 

Stop Southwark bulldozing our cemeteries. Save them as nature reserves.

Memorials of dead poor being removed Camberwell New Cemetery. September 2017

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Majority of graves in Camberwell Cemeteres are poor graves (common or public graves) with 'few or no rights' - but many with families still living. Below, graves being cleared of memorials for mounding and new burials, including 48 World War One service personnel.  Photo: March 2017.

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Below: An area of private graves in Camberwell New Cemetery being cleared of trees, making the graves easier to dig up and rebury in. Photo: July 2017.

Below, bones dug up in Camberwell Old Cemetery possibly by illegal reuse of graves. Photo: courtesy of South London Press, May 2008