Nunhead Cemetery #1

We go to Nunhead cemetery quite often these days. At first it was just me on little goth expeditions in the summer and now it’s become a regular Sunday haunt for all the family.

This is not the first time I’ve posted pictures taken there on the blog but now it feels like it warrants something of a series of its own.

According to Wikipedia, Nunhead is the “least famous and celebrated” of London’s “Magnificent Seven” cemeteries but it’s my favourite of the ones I’ve been too. (Highgate to see Marx is still on the waiting list — it’s too far north.) I like it because it’s regularly creepy as fuck and it’s also home to London’s Scottish Martyr’s monument celebrating five Chartists who campaigned for parliamentary reform in the late 1700s. They were all sentenced to “penal transportation” — i.e. sent to Australia.

Here are some photos from our Sunday afternoon stroll. There’ll be more to come another time, no doubt.

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