Highgate Cemetery overflowing

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by hash tag, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    It's in crisis. At a cost of between £20,000 and £40,000 per plot, there are still over 80 burials a year there and it's overflowing. I see they are having a public consultation on what to do.
    Inter under the footpaths is one option, another is doubling up the graves. What do people reckon?

    News - Highgate Cemetery

    Is Marx's grave just another communist plot?
     
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Not just Highgate where they're running out of space...
     
  3. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Highgate and the others of the Magnificent Seven were originally built to deal with a lack of burial space in London that led to bodies being physically forced out of the ground. They’ve done pretty well to last since the mid 19th century I guess.
     
  4. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Wow, is it that much to be buried there :eek:
    I used to live nearby and have been in a few times.
    Didn't know they'd run out of space, didn't think they had many burials nowadays. The last I can remember seeing was Malcolm McLaren.
     
  5. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    blossie33 likes this.

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