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The Magnificent Seven: #2, Tower Hamlets Cemetery [20111216|14:49]
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Next on my list of Magnificent Seven cemeteries was the youngest of them, Tower Hamlets (established 1841). Unlike most of the others, it's been closed to new burials for several decades. The large blocks of empty plots at the far end are a haven for wildlife, and it teems with birds and squirrels in daylight.

The prevailing fashion in burial statuary seemed to be for urns, often encircled by inscribed stone hearts, rather than for the angels that inhabit Brompton Cemetery.


[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2011-12-16 22:08 (UTC)
That last one is pretty sad :(.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-12-16 22:36 (UTC)
It was one of the few with fresh flowers on it. Considering how long it's been since the last burials (late 1960s), I find it moving that someone has such powerful, loving memories.
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[User Picture]From: thefounder
2011-12-16 23:28 (UTC)
mm. lovely photos. thank you for sharing. :)

before i forget, if you're ever in Nottingham you should visit Church [Rock] Cemetery. it's sort of terraced as it's on sloping ground, and there are some impressive angels and a few caves and things. :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-12-16 23:44 (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed them.

I haven't been to Nottingham yet so I'll definitely put that on the list, thank you!
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2011-12-17 02:52 (UTC)
So after seeing all of these, is there anything that you'd like put on your tombstone or any kind of statue you'd like?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-12-17 10:29 (UTC)
I don't think I mind so much about inscriptions - they get worn away so easily with time. But if I had to choose a statue, it would definitely be a female angel, sitting down with a book on her lap.
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