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 oak probably predates the cemetery, as the heavily wooded Northeastern section featured gracious avenues interspersed with memorials. Although overgrown now, and lush with wildflowers (the woods support several apiaries) the whole area is under threat, as Southwark Council plan to open the area up for new burials, and there has been heavy local opposition to the plan.