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As well as over 10 acres of SINC woods, Southwark Council plans to destroy ALL old graves at the Camberwell Cemeteries to sell off as new burial plots.


These are the first ones to go, at Camberwell Old Cemetery:


Allison  Bryant  White  Bradshaw  Macdonald   Stone  Butler  Roe  Bird  Scott  Greig  Baker   Haynes  Snell  Webb  Perry  Harris  Taylor   Poncett  Hall  Collins  Hossack  Minahan


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


The deadline for these families to contact the Council is 15th March 2016.


But this is just Phase 1 of massive excavation and destruction on an unprecedented scale. 


From Victorian tombstones and headstones, to graves as recent as 1941, Southwark Council will be digging up graves to sell as 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 the family memories, the social history and the natural heritage and beauty of the Camberwell Cemeteries.


Contact us if you are concerned about Southwark’s plans:


Contact Avril Kirby at the Cemeteries Office if you are worried your family’s grave is at risk:


Contact the Diocese of Southwark to object:


Please copy us in if you can.




If you have family buried in EITHER of the Camberwell Cemeteries, and are concerned please contact:


and please copy us in if you can:




Do you have loved ones buried in the Camberwell Cemeteries? 

4th January 2016

Above: "The Angel of Camberwell Old Cemetery"


Below: Monuments and woods in harmony, providing a myriad of spiritual, physical, mental and emotional benefits to Londoners

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Season's Greetings from Save Southwark Woods!