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West Norwood Cemetery Catacombs - February 2011

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Winch It In

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12 or 15 years ago I think....I wasn't paying attention at that point, I did hear that the cost was MASSIVE to be interned here instead of a 'conventional' burial. All other internments here are 100+ years old as far as I know.

Yes Hal, it was 12 years ago and the Lady paid a massive £50,000 for the coffin to be laid at rest down there.
 

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Fascinating place and great shots, thank you.

I have heard that the cemetery charge people for photographing (not talking about guided tours etc) and that notices at the entrances inform that one has to apply for permission.
 

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Don't believe I've ever seen a sign like that on any of the entrances on the half a dozen occasions I've been there, but I could be wrong. I've certainly just gone into the cemetery and wandered round taking pics above ground anyway! Its a publicly owned cemetery after all!
 

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Don't believe I've ever seen a sign like that on any of the entrances on the half a dozen occasions I've been there, but I could be wrong. I've certainly just gone into the cemetery and wandered round taking pics above ground anyway! Its a publicly owned cemetery after all!

Thanks and apologies, I've confused it with Brookwood cemetery.
 

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Hamishfriend i think you're actually thinking of Highgate. The website has all sorts of stuff about prices for professional cameras etc. But in fact you just pay a price for a guided tour & take photos as you go.As long as it's not for commercial gain or a Pro shoot they don't seem to mind.

I've been down the catacombes in Kensal green & West brompton , nether of which allowed photography sadly.Whereas although Nunhead is small photos were allowed.
 

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I have been in the catacombs about 10 years ago on a London Open House Weekend in September.
 

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