Highgate Cemetery

After wanting to visit the Highgate Cemetery for well over a year, I finally packed a picnic lunch with a Turkish Delight bar and headed to Highgate on a mild Sunday. Greeted by an abundance of children and wet grass, I muddied my shirt and tucked in.

 

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Community spirit is rife in this affluent suburb

Highgate Cemetery (east side) – opened in 1839 and located in the Boroughs of Camden, Haringey and Islington. Friends of the Cemetery and the £4 entrance fees assists the upkeep cost of £1000 a day. Holds rest to 170,000 people, including the notable Karl Marx and George Eliot.

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Karl Marx; train tickets, newspapers and flowers beneath

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A multitude of candles, which seem to be lit every day in remembrance

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“Here lie buried 78 sisters of Bethany…”

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Name spotting
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Undoubtably my favourite one of the day, fortunately or unfortunately it was off the beaten track

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Patrick Caulfield – a factual and blunt headstone

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