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Cat on memorialThis page posts news about Brookwood Cemetery and The Brookwood Cemetery Society. For further information contact Margaret Hobbs on 01344 891041, or write to 75 Ranelagh Crescent, Ascot, Berks SL5 8LQ.

For further information on current news items, click on the links below. The latest information appears first, with older links appearing last.  



  • November  issue of "The Brookwood Express" published
    • Follow the link above for details of the contents of our latest newsletter, which is published four times a year and sent out to all members. If you would like to subscribe, please complete and return our membership application form. [October 2011]
  • Latest  Issue of "Necropolis News"
    • The fourth issue of volume 5 of our occasional magazine is now available price 1.50 plus 25p postage. All profits support our restoration projects. [July 2011]
  • Our Next Restoration Project
    • The Committee is currently looking at future restoration projects which will include the Salviati family memorial, the memorial to Joyce Pearce, and the Wood family mausoleum. Further details appear in our latest newsletter (No. 83, February 2011). [January 2011]
  • More photos posted on the restoration of the Columbarium
    • Following the final completion of work to the replacement guttering (delayed by the bad weather at the beginning of 2010) we have posted further photographs of the restoration work covering phase II of the project. Follow this link to view the new page. [March 2010]
  • Restoration work completed on the Lake, Glades of Remembrance
    • We are delighted to report that the restored Lake and the Glades of Remembrance were officially re-opened by the Mayor of Woking on Sunday 15 November. After a short speech in which she referred to the important restoration work undertaken by Erkin Guney (Managing Director of Brookwood Cemetery), she unveiled the memorial to Ramadan Guney, owner of the cemetery from 1985-2006. The Lake was then blessed with holy water and incense by Fr Alexis of the St Edward Brotherhood. Carp, sourced by Iain Welters, were then released into the lake by the children present. The restoration work was partly undertaken by staff from the Welters Organisation Worldwide who used special materials to seal the lake's concrete lining. Photographs of the ceremony have been posted on the Brookwood Cemetery website. A short history of the Glades, written by Dr Brian Parsons, appeared in our Spring 2008 issue of Necropolis News. [December 2009]
  • Restoration work starts on the Columbarium
    • We are pleased to announce that restoration work started on the Columbarium at the end of August. We have posted a new page providing a photographic record of the work as it progresses. [September 2009]
  • English Heritage upgrades Brookwood Cemetery as a Grade I Historic Park & Garden
    • Brookwood Cemetery is now in the top 10% of historic parks and gardens in the UK after English Heritage upgraded it to Grade I status. English Heritage wrote to the cemetery earlier this month to tell them the good news, stating the upgrade had taken place due to the "extraordinary scheme on an entirely different scale to other cemeteries".
    • English Heritage praised the quality, design and layout of the grounds, its strong international links, and wide diversity of social and religious aspects.
    • Erkin Guney, Managing Director of Brookwood Cemetery, was delighted with the news, saying "It reinforces what we have been saying for some time, that Brookwood Cemetery deserves to be recognised as a site of national and international importance." Brookwood Cemetery's press release can be read here. [June 2009]

Photograph Brookwood Cemetery Ltd


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