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Tottenham Park Cemetery Chapel - April 2011

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Skeleton Key and myself set off to London for an explore that we had tried a fortnight earlier and failed to gain access.

We had an hour or so to burn before darkness and I remembered a derelict chapel that I had seen a week or so before.

Tottenham Park Cemetery is a small private burial ground dating from 1912. At the near the bottom wall sits this beautiful derelict chapel

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Couldn't really find much in the way of history on the internet apart from this strange piece....

On the night of Halloween 1968 a graveyard desecration by persons unknown

occurred at Tottenham Park Cemetery in London.

These persons arranged flowers taken from graves in circular patterns with

arrows of blooms pointing to a new grave, which was uncovered.

A coffin was opened and the body inside "disturbed".

But their most macabre act was driving an iron stake in form a cross

though the lid and into the breast of the corpse.

The source is the London Evening News, 2 November 1968

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The entrance to the chapel had a burnt out and presumably stolen car wedged in through the doors

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Unusual indeed mate, as the write up says, it was a pop in while we were waiting for it to get dark enough for a second attempt at a pukka splore in Walthamstow.

And guess what, we failed at it :(

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