Kensal Green Cemetery open day 4/7/09

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I normally miss this open day as im away but because im seeing Madonna this year im missing the first week I normally go away. Havent been to Kensal Green since the mid 90s. me and my mum had a day out on saturday to the open day and she had no idea what to expect. we got a guide book and found loads of famous graves, the daughter of Sir Winston Churchill, HRH Duke of cambridge, HRH Princess Sophia, Henry Russell and the Brunel family amongst many, we also came upon a photo shoot towards the end of the day which i decided to get some photos of. The cemetery is 72 acres, 250000 people are buried in this cemetery this includes 550 members of titled notability and over 700 of the great and good with entries in The Dictionary of National Biograghy. The first funeral was held january 1833, opened its crematorium in 1939 and still conducts burials and cremations daily. once a year on the first saturday in July there is an open day. As well as the Grade 1 listed neo classical Anglican Chapel of 1838 by John Griffiths of Finsbury, 140 buildings and monuments within Kensal Green are officially Grade ll or ll* listed as being special architechural or historic interest



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15 Thoughts on “Kensal Green Cemetery open day 4/7/09

  1. vermilliongecko on June 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm said:

    Great selection of photos.

  2. vermillion303 on June 19, 2012 at 1:32 pm said:

    Beautifully put together. Thanks for sharing, Lou.

  3. DownGrand1967 on June 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm said:

    Seems kind of odd to have an open day at a cemetery, as I guess they’re open all the time ! Dead good filming (someone had to say it…).

  4. khankadet on June 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm said:

    I was initially thinking of forlorn lost hope but perhaps your interpretation has more promise. Chris

  5. puffernutterlou on June 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm said:

    thanks, im sure she did touch you or is that you wish she did. just happened to come across this photo shoot towards the end of the day

  6. puffernutterlou on June 19, 2012 at 2:57 pm said:

    thanks, im planning a visit to another famous london cemetery sometime

  7. khankadet on June 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm said:

    Glad you got it all to display Lou. Many thanks for sharing. For some reason the young lady spread across the foot of a memorial touched me. Chris

  8. cuzinitr on June 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm said:

    Way to go Lou! I envy you’re talent at recording and editing video’s. 5* Rich

  9. puffernutterlou on June 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm said:

    I didnt do anything, i uploaded again and checked this film again when i saw 9 minutes and couldnt believe that it was ok, so deleted the one i uploaded today. part 2 to come some time

  10. robmasterman on June 19, 2012 at 5:27 pm said:

    That’s more like it Lou, what an incredible place, and well done you for persevering to get the production right…it certainly makes a big difference…5* Bob

  11. puffernutterlou on June 19, 2012 at 5:32 pm said:

    yes wasnt very happy at how long it took to edit and then ended up cut from 9 to 1 minute. going to try again so keep your eyes open for it. also got part 2 to edit sometime

  12. khankadet on June 19, 2012 at 6:20 pm said:

    A shame it’s cut short Lou – I was enjoying that. Marvellously peaceful places – an atmosphere all of their own. Chris

  13. robmasterman on June 19, 2012 at 6:46 pm said:

    Sorry Lou, there’s obviously something going on at the moment as all the others I’ve done are fine…Bob

  14. puffernutterlou on June 19, 2012 at 7:38 pm said:

    yes your right cos i had nearly 10 minutes and it said the music was 9 minutes to match the length thats a bit crap then after all the hard work of editing

  15. robmasterman on June 19, 2012 at 7:48 pm said:

    Excellent production Lou, but it looks as though you’ve had the same problem as me with the video being cut short when you’ve added music…Bob

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