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Grave of Frederick Edward Raven and his Chums

Nunhead Cemetery, London, SE15

Mr Joseph Pellatt; one of James Taylor's merry men, his books are still published, and was well known particularly for his hymns and poems. More info can be found on mybrethren.
Mr George Broomhead; one of Mr Raven's lieutenants at Greenwich.

Leonard Quinn said ...
Any way to find the location easily?
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 : 18:20
Lance said ...

Leonard it is easy to find and worth the trip to pay respect to a servant that the Lord has taken to be with Himself

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 : 01:06
Tom said ...
Hi Leonard,
It is not too hard to find if you know where it is - if that makes sense. Because it has been cleaned, it stands out from those around it, so quite easy to spot if you get close. I'll email you more details.
Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 : 02:22
ANDREW BURR said ...
I would be glad of some directions too - I know who did the cleaning (a while back now), but they don't remember where they found the site.
I have been doing some - interesting - research into Joseph Pellatt, and pictures of his adjoining gravestone are not very clear.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 : 20:16
Tom said ...

These are the directions I gave two and a half years ago ...

The grave is in square 131 as per the map below ..

Basically you go in the cemetery, and from the gates turn right, staying on the lower path alongside the cemetery border. As this comes to the bottom right corner, it bends around to the left up hill - avoid the much smaller fork off to the right at this point. After 30 meters turn left onto another wide path which visibly rises uphill.

Ten meters up go between gravestones on the left side to join a much less well defined path, passing a very tall monument a couple of metres in. Twenty meters down here, FERs is part of a group just off on the right hand side. It still stands out slightly by being in better condition than average, though no where near as much as it used to be, and on the photos on the website.

The co-ordinates are 51 27.743N, 0 03.241W

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 : 05:15
Robert McClean said ...
May I suggest that we use What3Words to mark grave locations?
By way of example, my parent's grave is approx:
There is a What3Words app for modern smart phones. It can be used to determine your current location.
I am in no way associated with What3Words in any official capacity.
Thursday, May 6, 2021 : 16:33
Andrew said ...
I homed in on it with help from the billiongraves app. I am very grateful that somebody takes the trouble to keep it clear - or it would have disappeared by now into thick secondary forest. The cemetery was already derelict when the gates were locked in 1969 for a few years; and the way nature has reclaimed it is extraordinary.
Sunday, May 9, 2021 : 02:36
Lance said ...
Thanks for the update Andrew
The area was cleared and cleaned last Autumn
Monday, May 10, 2021 : 17:22
Gregory Morris said ...
Are there plans for a 120 anniversary pilgrimage? ;-)
Friday, Jan 20, 2023 : 19:18

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