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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th May 1974 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled

26th May 1966 Actress Helena Bonham Carter born in Golders Green, London.

26th May 1951 Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress, premieres in London

26th May 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London

26th May 1906 The current Vauxhall bridge was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.

26th May 1893 Born today: Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)

26th May 1839 The first burial in newly-opened Highgate Cemetery.go to related location

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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