A Sunny Autumn Day…

… cycling through Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.

One of the “Magnificent Seven” cemeteries, built in the Victorian era to cope with London’s overflowing church yards. It’s a place of peaceful contemplation rather than eerie melancholy, a quiet spot in the middle of the East End hubbub.

People were buried here between 1889 -1966. In 1967 they actually started to clear the graves and chapels to make way for buildings but were stopped by overwhelming public outcry. Not until 1986 was the site registered as a nature reserve and some of the monuments listed.

A great stop off if perhaps you fancy a slightly alternative cycle ride or weekend walk.

Advertisements

One thought on “A Sunny Autumn Day…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s