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Cherry Lane Cemetery

Posted in Heathrow Project with tags , , , on March 30, 2009 by brettvanort

 

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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