Last Month the National Lottery granted Lambeth council £241k to draw up detailed plans to improve our historic cemetery. The improvement plans include new entrance gates, footpaths, drainage & improvements to the Greek Orthodox Necropolis. A Visitor Centre is a real possibility too. Once these plans pass the next stage the Heritage Lottery Fund will grant us £4.8m to implement the plans.
West Norwood’s cemetery is one of London’s historic Magnificent Seven cemeteries founded in 1836 and even has its own catacombs.
Friends of West Norwood Cemetery ( http://www.fownc.org/) organise free tours on the first Sunday of the month – meet inside main gates at 2.30pm. Donations appreciated!
For information on the catacombs see: http://www.itv.com/news/london/2016-01-25/under-london-exploring-the-citys-gothic-past-at-west-norwood/