East Sheen Cemetery and the “Angel of Death”

Until very recently, East Sheen was one of our local cemeteries.

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Opened in the early 1900s in a well-heeled area on the edge of Richmond Park, East Sheen Cemetery seems at first to be an entirely typical 20th Century burial ground, its paths lined by stone and marble monuments, sheltered by pine trees.  Sadly, it’s suffered from vandalism over the years and a number of crosses and headstones have fallen or been pushed over.

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However, there is a dramatic surprise waiting for visitors to this otherwise unassuming cemetery.

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2 thoughts on “East Sheen Cemetery and the “Angel of Death”

  1. What a shame to see the vandalism, and toppled stones.
    When I lived in the Putney area, in the late 1970s, we used to go to the Waitrose shop in East Sheen, to ‘treat’ ourselves to some nice groceries. I never did go to the cemetery though, so thanks for showing it to me.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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