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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-ce ntury individuals from any of the following parts of south London: 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 .  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 t

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. Sir Henry Doulton's mausoleum with crematorium in the background (c) Matt Brown/Wikipedia 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 loca