Sunday, 1 March 2015

Nunhead Cemetery

The chapel in Nunhead cemetery

Taking advantage of the glorious winter sunshine this morning we decided to walk across to Nunhead cemetery. I've previously run round the perimeter of the cemetery and heard that it was worth a visit, but never actually been inside.

We had a pleasant stroll through the cemetery, which is largely over grown in many places. It seems like just in Brockley cemetery they have made a conscious to let segments of the cemetery go wild. The war graves are well maintained and we saw several fallen soldiers from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa.

The cemetery had a couple of good views of central London and we stopped on the bench for a while to look at the view of St Paul's cathedral.

From the unscientific sample of tombstones that we read dating from 19th Century, the vast majority if people passed away during the winter.We don't know how lucky we are having the NHS and central heating in our homes.

It was definitely an enjoyable stroll and somewhere to add into my running routes. That isn't weird is it?

Looking towards the city. It doesn't really come out in the photo but you could clearly see the London Eye and lots of cranes on the skyline
A hazy view of St Pauls from the top of the cemetery
Playing top trumps with the family tombs

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