Organised by Respect Our Ancestors

Do you have family or friends buried in one of Southwark’s three cemeteries?

This quick one page survey is to find people with family or friends buried in Southwark's cemeteries.

Southwark Council is removing memorials, mounding over tens of thousands of public graves and then digging up all private graves over 75 years old at Camberwell Old and New Cemeteries, cutting down hundreds of trees across 12 acres of woods in the process - for the sake of ‘new’ inner city burial.

Respect Our Ancestors is a group of people who have family buried in Camberwell Old and New Cemeteries. We have never been consulted by Southwark Council. We want our ancestors to rest in peace.

Friends of Camberwell Cemeteries are managing the survey and will contact you with updates.

Just fill out as much as you can. Don’t worry if you don’t know all the details.

Please leave your name and email at the end so we can contact you.

For more information email:
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Or Friends of Camberwell Cemeteries:

* 1. Do you have relatives buried in any of Southwark's three cemeteries?

[Camberwell Old Cemetery ("Forest Hill" or "Woodvale"), Camberwell New Cemetery ("Brenchley Gardens" or "Honor Oak") or Nunhead Cemetery]

* 2. What is their name(s) and relation to you (family, friend etc)?

* 3. What date were they buried (if known)?

* 4. Which cemetery are they buried in?

* 5. Would you agree to your family or friend(s) being dug up or mounded over and their graves re-sold for ‘new’ burial plots?

* 6. Are they in a public grave (“common” or “pauper’s” grave) or a private grave?

* 7. Do you know whereabouts in the cemetery they are buried (general location, or section and plot number)?

* 8. Where did you first hear about Southwark Council’s plans to destroy graves at Camberwell Old and New Cemeteries and possibly Nunhead Cemetery?

* 9. Thank you for filling out this survey. Please leave your details if you would like to be kept in touch about what is happening to the graves and the Council’s plans (we promise never to share this information with anyone without your consent)

* 10. Any comments you would like to add? And please add Name email and postcode if you haven't above