Cherry Lane Cemetery

 

If a proposed spur road is built so BAA can access the Third Runway to it's hangers directly to the North, all of these bodies will be exhumed.

If a proposed spur road is built so BAA can access the Third Runway to it's hangers directly to the North, all of these bodies will be exhumed.

I met Albert Thurling at the Cherry Lane Cemetery.  This cemetery is just down the road from Sipson.  Many who lived in the area are buried there.  This is the only cemetery in the Borough.  I, myself, find this to be the hardest story to believe with the possibility of airport expansion.  There are thousands buried in the cemetery, from Christians to Jews to Muslim.  Where do all of these exhumed bodies go?  How is this decent?  Why is this even an option?

Albert's wife and father are buried in the cemetery.  He visits them both regularly.

Albert's wife and father are buried in the cemetery. He visits them both regularly.

Albert lives just to the north of Sipson.  His home is not threatened but his wife and father’s final resting place are.  Even at the age of 79, Albert says that he will fight airport expansion as much as he can, if not for his loved ones buried in the cemetery but also for all those he doesn’t know that are buried there as well.

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One Response to “Cherry Lane Cemetery”

  1. Cherry Lane Says:

    Join us on our Funeral March to London and Harlington on Saturday 2nd Msy 2009 to honour the lives of those who have gone before us.

    The day will be in two parts. Firstly, we will meet at Trafalgar Square at around 10:30am to begin a funeral procession promptly at 11am. We will walk behind a hearse along Whitehall and in front of the Houses of Parliament. Once we have arrived at Old Palace yard, we shall have a eulogy about the cemetery and the importance of honouring the dead. John McDonnell MP has confirmed that he will be one of the people who take part in the Eulogy.

    The second part of the day starts promptly at 3pm outside of Harlington Baptist church in Hayes. Again, we shall follow the hearse. It shall be along the High Street and onto Shepiston Lane. Once we get to the cemetery, we shall be met by many local residents who cannot participate in the march for whatever reasons (this will be approximately at 4pm). Additionally, we will have representatives from our local religious organisations to bless the cemetery.

    There is free transport to and from the marches, please go to http://www.cherrylane.org.uk to book your seat. Seats are booked on a first come, first served basis and are limited (all bookings must be made by the 30th April).

    There are seven pick-up points, which are:

    · Sipson – King William 1V PH 09:15

    · West Drayton – West Drayton Station 9:00

    · Hayes End – Opposite Methodist Church 9:00

    · Hayes – Mecca Bingo 9:15

    · Yeading – Florist Willow Tree Lane/Yeading Lane 9:00

    · Hayes – Hayes Station 9:15

    · Uxbridge – Outside St Andrews Church, St Andrews Roundabout and Uxbridge Road 9:00

    PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IS A FUNERAL SO DRESS APPROPRIATELY. THIS IS A SOMBRE OCCASION AND WE MUST ALL CONDUCT OURSELVES WITH REVERENCE AND DIGNITY.

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