TQ3675 : Deptford War Memorial in Brockley Cemetery

taken 7 years ago, near to Lewisham, Great Britain

Deptford War Memorial in Brockley Cemetery
Deptford War Memorial in Brockley Cemetery
Brockley Cemetery was opened as Deptford Cemetery in 1858, within a month of the adjoining Ladywell Cemetery to the east. The former was owned by the Borough of Deptford and the latter by the Borough of Lewisham. Until 1948, although the cemeteries were adjoining, they were physically separated by a wall. By that date the Victorian chapel of Brockley Cemetery had been destroyed by bombs, but the chapel in Ladywell Cemetery survived. The dividing wall between the cemeteries was removed in 1948 and this is today marked by a grassy ridge and a line of plane trees. A legacy of this is that while both cemeteries have a good network of paths, very few cross the old boundary. In 1965 when the London Borough of Lewisham took over both cemeteries, Deptford Cemetery was renamed Brockley Cemetery. The war memorial says "HERE REST THE HONOURED REMAINS OF BRITISH SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND AIRMEN, CITIZENS OF DEPTFORD, WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918".
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TQ3675, 132 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 25 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3675 7505 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.4751N 0:1.9845W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3674 7507
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