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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

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

 

 

 

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.

CNC Poor Peoples Graves Vandalised CNC August 2017

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WW1 Graves Buried Over -Britain at War article 2017_10_05 SOUTHWARK NEWS BERMONDSEY MAN WENT TO SCATTER MUM'S ASHES FOUND GRANDAD'S GRAVESTONE GONE

Still much to save - above: Camberwell Old Cemetery woods, June 2015

Camberwell Old Cemetery June 2017 Looking Down Lan Cemetree Day Southwark Cemeteries Map.jpg COC Area Z from air

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

Camberwell Old Cemetery glade June 2017 COC Area Z Devastation

 

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.

Camberwell Old Cemetery glade due to be felled for Camberwell Old Cemetery Woods 2017

Devastation of nature AND heritage in Southwark cemeteries

 

 

TWO ACRES OF WOODS CUT DOWN CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETER

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.

AREA B Nature Corridor burial in clay Cemetery Wood in Dulwich Hill Ward Southwark COC Area Z Google Aerial View Oct 2017 Two (794 x

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