All UK cemeteries are at risk. Councils want to dig up all graves to sell off as 'new' burial plots over other people's graves. The BBC report below tells the story.
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FIGHT TO SAVE CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETERY WOOD
Stop Southwark's destroying nature and heritage in our publically-owned cemeteries
"I went to scatter my mum's ashes at my grandparents' graves... but it was missing"
Above: £2M of trees destroyed to make it easier to reuse graves. This photo is just part of the destruction - Camberwell New Cemetery, July 2017.
Acres flattened for 'new' burial plots over graves, including dozens of CWGC War Graves. March 2017...
The new look for a Victorian-era cemetery -sterile, commercial, and unsuitable for up to half of residents for whom burial is the only option. April 2017.
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Still much to save - above: Camberwell Old Cemetery woods, June 2015
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
FIGHTING TO SAVE OUR CEMETERY WOODS
TWO ACRES DESTROYED - TEN TO SAVE
Southwark is cutting down the 10 remaining acres of woods in Camberwell Old Cemetery in East Dulwich to bury over the dead. These tranquil, beautiful place is being destroyed.
But this is just one area of the two Camberwell Cemeteries being ruined by Southwark Council. Help us save these places as nature reserves and memorial parks.
Devastation of nature AND heritage in Southwark cemeteries
Above photo: 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.
Above: Memorials destroyed in Camberwell New Cemetery, on the side of One Tree Hill. October 2017.