Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Wartime Memorial

This is a rather unusual memorial in Kensal Green cemetery. It commemorates those interred whose graves and monuments were totally destroyed  in the London Blitz. The second image is one of a number taken by the excellent photographer Fin Fahey showing bomb damaged memorials at Kensal Green. More of his work can be found HERE

Copyright Fin Fahey


Bill Nicholls said...

So no doubt a lot of graves were blown up and destroyed as well.

Laurie said...

From the notes I glimpsed, Bill, one of the chapels was damaged including one of the catacombs and a large area was completely obliterated. Fresh burials have since taken place on the site so you could say the site was buried over!

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