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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th April 1993 1000 kg heavy IRA car bomb explodes in London, killing 1

24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)

24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)

24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).

24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.

West Norwood Cemetary



West Norwood Cemetary

West Norwood's historic cemetary.

Location: Norwood Road, West Norwood

Description: West Norwood Cemetery is a 40-acre cemetery once known as the South Metropolitan Cemetery. It's one of the first privately landscaped cemeteries in London, and was acclaimed as one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries of London.

It includes 69 Grade II and Grade II* listed buildings and structures, including a spectacular Greek Orthodox necropolis featuring 19 listed mausoleums and monuments.

It was founded in 1836 and opened for burials a year later. It's built on the site of the ancient Great North Wood, from which Norwood took its name. One ancient oak here dates back to the 16th century.

Major damage occurred during the war from German flying bombs particularly to the two chapels.

Today it is a site of major historical, architectural and ecological interest.

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West Norwood Cemetary

West Norwood's historic cemetary.


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