If you are in the London area on Saturday 15th May, I highly recommend that you go to the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery (F.O.N.C) Open Day. This is an annual event that takes place in one of the lesser known Victorian cemeteries, full of all kinds of interesting things to see and do.
Children can go on a bug hunt and have their bugs identified, there are tours of the cemetery and the crypt, there are all kinds of flora and fauna to see and there are wonderful home made cakes and refreshments. In years past the cakes have included, chocolate cake, slabs of ginger cake and gingerbread men and fresh cream or jam sponges. Included this year are my Mum's luxury brandy fruit cake and my Auntie's Whiskey and Sultana cake topped with flaked almonds and her rum fruit cakes. It is worth attending the event for the yummy home made food alone!
Nunhead Cemetery is an oasis of calm at the heart of an inner city. A place to see all kinds of wildlife and butterflies and fungi. I do believe that F.O.N.C keep beehives in the cemetery too. Now, I think that is something to be highly commended now that our bee population is on the decline. Other events take place throughout the year such as cemetery tours and night time bat hunts, so if you can't make it this Saturday then why not bookmark Nunhead Cemetery as place to visit in the future.
I am sure that followers of this blog would love the Open Day. There will be so much for you to photograph and blog about!