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From: "Songbird" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Re: St Pancras gravestones
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 09:02:58 +0100
A similar thing is happening in Nunhead Cemetery (Peckham)
Here's an abbreviated URL http://tinyurl.com/2x6z5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Judy Acaster" <>
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 8:23 AM
Subject: [Lon] Re: St Pancras gravestones
: Last year I went to Abney Park Cemetery in Stoke Newington to
look for the
: grave of my g.grandmother, Emily Selina WILSON. I had found
: website, an Emily WILSON buried there and wanted to read the
: see if this was my Emily.
: A spooky place and when wandering the paths through the trees
: gravesites, I felt more than a little afraid when joggers and
: zoomed past me. However, it is a popular walking place for
: their dogs, so I soon joined up with a woman and her two
: As long as I kept throwing their balls, they were happy to walk
: The entire cemetery looks like the photograph taken at St.
Pancras. It has
: been closed for many years and volunteers are now working there
to turn it
: into a public space and to index the burials. Graves are
piled along the
: paths and larger stones are covered in ivy and brambles.
: I was given a map and followed a path where, by sheer chance,
and taking pot
: luck with the numbers, I swept aside a small mound of ivy and
: numbered marker of Emily WILSON. No inscription though, which
: However, it was a fascinating 'day out' and thankfully I had
plenty of time
: to devote the entire day in the area. The cemetery gates are
off the main
: shopping street and I am sure it is going to be a great place
as a community
: space, but what a job! Full marks to the volunteers who face
: But what about the gravestones? Who is going to claim them?
How much is
: it going to cost to restore them? Is it too late? Abney Park
: website - Search on Google and have a look.
: I wept.....................Judy. Perth. W. Australia.
: on 8/7/04 8:15 AM, Vicki Jesse at
: > Okay, I have to ask.......WHY??? Does anybody know? That is
: > picture. I sure hope nobody I know is in that mess. <g>
: > Vicki
: > Portland, OR, USA
: > ----- Original Message -----
: > From: "Songbird" <>
: > To: <>
: > Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 2:14 AM
: > Subject: St Pancras gravestones
: >> Looking for a gravestone in St Pancras?
: >> Go to http://www.londonstills.com
: >> Enter CC0011 in the picture search box and WEEP..........
: >> Josi K.
: >> ______________________________
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