Wednesday walk with Paul. Historical 3 Cemetries walk, Nunhead to Sydenham

Details

We will meet at Nunhead Station at 10.45am, and go to a local café for a hot drink, at 11.15 am we will then follow the Green chain to Wells Park Sydenham walking distance 5.5 miles.

This walk is a very interesting walk with lots of history in each of the cemeteries we walk through. Our walk will take us through Nunhead Cemetery { as image below}.

Perhaps the least known, but most attractive, of the great Victorian  Cemeteries of London. Consecrated in 1840, it is one of the seven great Victorian cemeteries established in a ring around the outskirts of London.

It contains examples of the magnificent monuments erected in memory of the most eminent citizens of the day, which contrast sharply with the small, simple headstones marking common, or public, burials. It's formal avenue of towering limes and the Gothic gloom of the original Victorian planting gives way to paths which recall the country lanes of a bygone era We will then walk through Camberwell New Cemetery. Camberwell New Cemetery contains 198 Second World War burials, almost 80 of them forming a war graves plot in Squares 91 and 92, the rest scattered throughout the cemetery.

A screen wall commemorates almost 120 of these casualties (including those buried in the plot) whose graves could not be marked with individual headstones, together with a further 56 Second World War casualties whose remains were cremated in Camberwell (Honor Oak) Crematorium. The cemetery also contains one First World War burial, and two non-war service graves From there we will make our way over One Tree Hill where the views are amazing, From there we will make our way in to Camberwell Old Cemetery.

This cemetery contains 291 First World War burials. The war graves plot is in the north-east corner of the cemetery and contains two screen walls. One commemorates almost 160 casualties buried in the plot, the other bears the names of those buried in the remaining war graves scattered throughout the cemetery that could not be individually marked. The war graves plot also contains a group of special memorials to the 14 casualties of the Second World War buried in the cemetery. We will then make our way to Horniman Gardens,

We will then come off the Green chain and go for lunch at the Wetherspoons Pub the Capitol, which is less than 5 minutes away, after lunch we will make our way back to the Green Chain, through Wells Park, and end up at the Greyhound Pub where we will stop for a drink at the end. With Sydenham Station about 1 min away.

From Sydenham Station you can get the Overground and BR trains. Please wear adequate footwear as it can get muddy, and note that this walk will have a few hills to climb during the course of the walk. and if you have a knee problem or walk slow this walk is not for you.

Please note,

We will be following COV'D 19 procedures, so please ensure you have a mask and hand gel with you, and if you are feeling unwell do not turn up.
Social distancing will be on this walk.

If you need any more details please Paul on 07530 675739. (Not a smart phone).

Event Date Wed 22-09-2021 10:45 am
Event End Date Wed 22-09-2021 3:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 0
Individual Price £5.00
Hosted By Anne Galloway
Cash Attendees 13
Members Restrictions Open To All Members
Comments How to find us:- I will be waiting for you outside the station.
Meeting Place Location Nunhead Station
Categories DAY EVENTS, Walk
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