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An MP in West Norwood Crematorium and a Theatre Dresser in Lambeth Crematorium

Examining the cremation records  of West Norwood and Lambeth Crematoria
With last week's launch of West Norwood and Lambeth crematoria records on the Deceased Online database, more of us can now find online ancestors who lived and/or died in the modern borough of Lambeth. Try searching the database if you are researching 20th-century individuals from any of the following parts of south London:
BrixtonBrixton HillClaphamClapham ParkCrystal PalaceGipsy HillHerne HillKenningtonLambethLoughborough JunctionBalhamOvalStockwellStreathamStreatham HillTulse HillVauxhallWaterlooWest Dulwich. As discussed in last week's blog, West Norwood Crematorium is located on the site of one of the 'Magnificent Seven', West Norwood Cemetery in south London. This cemetery lies close to Tulse Hill, Dulwich, Streatham, and Brockwell Park. Since it opened in 1916, the crematorium has served a wide spectrum of south London society - from the poorest to the powerful. The life of a figure of power, cu…

West Norwood Crematorium and Lambeth Crematorium

Deceased Online is delighted to be adding 90,000 records to its database this week with the collection of cremation records from West Norwood and Lambeth Crematoria in south London. The borough of Lambeth has a rich history, being located across the River Thames from Westminster. Home to the Archbishop of Canterbury, as well as the site of numerous slum dwellings over the years Lambeth today is the fifth most densely-populated English district and includes the districts of Brixton, Brixton Hill, Clapham, Clapham Park, Crystal Palace, Gipsy Hill, Herne Hill, Kennington, Lambeth, Loughborough Junction, Balham, Oval, Stockwell, Streatham, Streatham Hill, Tulse Hill, Vauxhall, Waterloo, West Dulwich. Deceased Online has today uploaded the records of Lambeth's two crematoria. The records comprise digital scans of the original cremation registers, as well as scattering or burial locations.

West Norwood Crematorium lies on the site of the 'Magnificent' West Norwood Cemetery in sout…