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Pinner Cemetery

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Pinner Cemetery is not quite as bad as it was when Meller called it a "desperate wasteland". The chapel is neat and not unattractive; the hillside location could, with a little work, look much better than it does. Susan Dunford's red granite armchair is the only monument of note, but worth a visit. The rest of the site, if the sunken and lop-sided memorials could be tidied a little, and some landscaping done on the currently rather bleak hillside, would be a more pleasant place for the bereaved to visit. And visit they do: on the Saturday morning we were here, this was busy. A cemetery like this might not be forever, might not be worthy of preservation down the centuries, but while it's being used, it should be less bleak than Pinner currently is.

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