Nature Goth Walks 5

19 March 2016 // Nature Goth Walks

Words and pictures: Karen D Tregaskin 5: Ship Path – West Norwood Cemetery Probably the most picturesque assemblage of funerary monuments, curving gently up the hill towards the Catacombs. There are some fantastic Gothic memorials, including a massive grave with a representation of an elegant sailing ship. It’s well worth pushing through the undergrowth as […]

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Nature Goth Walks 4

3 February 2016 // Nature Goth Walks

Words and pictures: Karen D Tregaskin 4: The Great, the Good and the Bramble Wood – West Norwood Cemetery There are still areas of the cemetery that are lush and wild, with nature slowly reclaiming the tombs. Wild blackberries from cemeteries always taste particularly delicious – sinful. The cemetery itself holds a small remnant of […]

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Nature Goth Walks 3

17 January 2016 // Nature Goth Walks

Words and pictures: Karen D Tregaskin 3: Like Falling Angels The World Disappears – West Norwood Cemetery West Norwood was the second oldest of the Magnificent Seven ring of great Victorian cemeteries surrounding London. By the early 20th Century, the cemetery was completely full, but in the 60s and 70s, Lambeth Council razed a huge […]

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Nature Goth Walks 2

19 December 2015 // Nature Goth Walks

Words and pictures: Karen D Tregaskin 2: Angel In Love With Her Oak Wings – Camberwell Old Cemetery Botanically minded readers will note that it is actually a sycamore, which has grown out of the bottom of the memorial and merged with the statue to form a pleasing nature-angel. When one spends a lot of […]

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Nature Goth Walks 1

28 November 2015 // Nature Goth Walks

Following her ‘Ghosts of the Great North Wood‘ series last year, Karen D Tregaskin has been doing a lot of walking through the great ring cemeteries of outer London. She has kindly allowed us to post the resulting words and sketches. Here is the first instalment. 1: Juggernaut Oak – Camberwell Old Cemetery This massive […]

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