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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th June 2011 Peace campaigner Brian Haw, who camped from 2001 to 2011 outside Parliament, dies from lung cancer.

18th June 1977 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook, beaten and robbed by London pub

18th June 1963 Born today: Omar Londono, jockey

18th June 1929 Born today: James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)

18th June 1817 Waterloo Bridge (2formerly Strand Bridge) was officially opened by the Prince Regent.

18th June 1583 Richard Martin of London takes out 1st life insurance policy, on William Gibbons, premium was 383

Nunhead Cemetery



Nunhead Cemetery

A Victorian gem of a lesser known London cemetery.

Location: Linden Grove, Nunhead, Southwark

Description: Nunhead Cemetery is one of the seven Victorian cemeteries in London and probably the least known.

It's 52 acres opened in 1840 and it's the second largest Victorian cemetery in London. An Anglican chapel overlooks woodland while ash and sycamore trees conceal headstones, angels and impressive gothic tombs.

After an extensive restoration project funded by Southwark Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, it was reopened in May 2001. Fifty memorials were restored along with the beautiful Anglican Chapel, designed by Thomas Little.

Towards the North entrance is the obelisk dedicated to five 18th century political reformers who put the cause of political justice before their own lives and became known as the 'Scottish Martyrs'.

Part of the cemetery is now a haven for wildlife, supporting a diverse range of both native and exotic plants, and 16 species of butterfly.

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Nunhead Cemetery

A Victorian gem of a lesser known London cemetery.


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