Friday, 31 July 2015

Deceased Online adds Camberwell Cemeteries

Camberwell Old  and New Cemeteries have been added to the Deceased Online collection bringing to a total of 700,000 the number of records for Southwark in the company database.

The Southwark area covers Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Borough, Walworth, Peckham, Camberwell, Peckham Rye, Nunhead and Dulwich.

Camberwell Old Cemetery opened in 1856 originally as a burial ground for St Giles Camberwell and was expanded in 1874 to help Nunhead Cemetery cater for the demand for burial space for the whole area. It is still an active cemetery part of which is a nature reserve.

Camberwell New Cemetery was opened in 1927 to cater for the huge demand for burial space. All the records are now available to search online.

There are over 300,000 people buried in Camberwell Old and Camberwell New cemeteries and a total of 700,000 for Southwark including the "Magnificent Seven" Nunhead Cemetery.

... based on a press release from Deceased Online.

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