Woodgrange Park Cemetery

Photos taken in 2005 with my beloved Pentax MX. Woodgrange Park Cemetery had certainly seen better days: the chapel was close to derelict, and much of the cemetery itself was overgrown. A new Muslim burial section was being used, however; incense wafted rather beautifully through the grass. I wonder how Woodgrange fares these days.

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4 Responses to Woodgrange Park Cemetery

  1. Ann Thompson says:

    Thank you for posting your photos.
    I too would like to know how Woodgrange has fared.
    When they cleared the site for building to take place a memorial garden was to be created...don't know if that ever happened...the Uncle that used to keep me updated has since passed on himself.
    What was done in this cemetery was an absolute disgrace. The so called new Muslim cemetery is reburial of muslims over original graves....my great uncle (who had a beautiful memorial) is one of the ones buried over, there is a maiden Aunt that was still there..unfortunately her headstone was unaccessable due to the brambles, the balance of the family were dug up because they were in the part of the cemetery that now has housing built over it.
    Apparently there was a hue and cry years ago because the once beautiful cemetery was purposely run down ... it should have been asked whether that was so the owners would be allowed to clear the land for building development to take place.
    I pray that this is not allowed to happen with other cemeteries in the area.

  2. Ann Thompson says:

    Thanks for pointing me to the update. Not good news - but then with this mob should never have expected any better if I was to be honest. I'm guessing the garden they were going to put in place for where they dumped the bones they had dug up never eventuated either - was just a sop to shut everybody up.

  3. Joan Living says:

    I have a note in my pictures with grave # 0208 472 3433
    I think it is a grave with the Woodrange Park Cemetery name.

    Is this still a cemetery?

    I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and would appreciate any information you could send.

    Sincerely,

    Joan Living

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