Man found hanged in Ladywell Cemetery

A man was found hanged this morning in Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries. The News Shopper reports:The passerby called the police and the ambulance service after making the grim discovery in Ladywell cemetery at around 8.30am.The victim was pronounced dead around 45 minutes later.Nearby residents reported seeing emergency services in the area as people made their ...

Dawn chorus of the Dead – Campaigners fight to save trees from graveyard shift

Campaigners in Southwark say this issue is their "3rd runway" & intend to fight the felling of the trees . pic.twitter.com/yQMMoMLa96— Tom Edwards (@BBCTomEdwards) December 14, 2015 This is their Third Runway, nay their Vietnam!Campaigners are trying to protect 30 trees on (ironically) One Tree Hill from being chopped down to make way for graves. ...

Remembrance Sunday at Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries

10.55am – 12noonThe Friends of Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries will be holding its Remembrance Day event again this year. This will start at the Ladywell Cemetery Cross of Sacrifice at 10.55am and, after the two minute silence and wreath laying, proceed via two or three relevant points to the war memorial in the Brockley Cemetery ...

Greenspaces: Camberwell New Cemetery

At the end of St Norbert Road lies the neatly turned out Camberwell New Cemetery.Created as an overflow for Camberwell Old Cemetery in 1927 its inexorable growth was temporarily halted when campaigners successfully staved off an attempt to expand it into neighbouring Honor Oak Rec.Added to the Greenspaces map.

Wrenches, Trenches, and Stenches

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd August, 11am-4pmLadywell Chapel, Ladywell Cemetery, Ladywell RoadThis public art exhibition commemorates the start of the First World War. Women war artists were commissioned in the First World War, but had few opportunities to venture beyondthe domestic, social, and industrial operations on the home front.This public art exhibition has commissioned seven ...

Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries Open Day, July 13th

The Friends of Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries celebrate their 7th anniversary with a open day on Sunday, 11am - 4.30pm.Events will include guided walks of the cemetery, a photographic exhibition of monuments and wildlife and skull identification...

Century

Olive's Diary 1914 is a project to digitise the 100-year-old diary of a girl called Olive Higgins, who lies buried in Brockley Cemetery. The diary was written in 1914, when Olive was 16 years old. Eight weeks after she began writing, she was dead.The man behind the project, Rob McGibbon, is Tweeting one extract from ...

Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries open day

Sunday, July 14th, 11am - 4.30pmTo celebrate their sixth birthday, the Friends of Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries have chosen to stage a photographic exhibition of monuments and wildlife in Ladywell Chapel and host guided walks, rather than dance on people's graves.Details here.

Dawn Chorus 2013

Tom from the Hilly Fields Bird Champion project writes:This years dawn chorus walk will take place on Thursday April 11 starting at 6am. This is an hour later than usual (by public demand), but should still be close to dawn as the clocks went forward last weekend. We will meet outside the cafe on Hilly Fields, ...