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Cherry Lane Cemetery

Cherry Lane Cemetery is certainly very tidy, but could do with a good deal more landscaping than it currently has. Trees are strictly relegated to the perimeter, and though one main path does manage a curve, nothing else really deviates from a rather obvious grid pattern. Row upon row upon row of mousetrap-style kerb surrounds at the front give way to row upon row upon row of polished granite slabs towards the middle, and the olling empty space up the hill proclaims there's room for plenty more yet.

It's with the more recent graves that Cherry Lane really comes into its own. Floral tributes abound on the newer graves, large sculptures in carnations are the favourites, including a television screen with a picture of John Wayne. It was all rather fun. And a flock of grazing Canada geese seemed to love it.

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