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Not just a small band who rescued Highgate cemetery

PUBLISHED: 16:29 08 February 2007 | UPDATED: 14:26 07 September 2010

IT was not just a small band who rescued Highgate Cemetery as stated by Cllr Oakes (H&H letters January 25). It was a very large community of people who worked tirelessly week in, week out for many years. My aunt was one of them. The trustees have got

IT was not just a ''small band'' who rescued Highgate Cemetery as stated by Cllr Oakes (H&H letters January 25). It was a very large community of people who worked tirelessly week in, week out for many years. My aunt was one of them.

The trustees have got some nerve to deny this now by attributing the credit to just a ''small band'' instead. This isn't themselves by any chance, is it?

Michael Fairfax

Onslow Gardens N1

The trustees of Highgate cemetery (H&H letters, January 25) say that conduct towards graveowners is ''regardless of religion, ethnicity or nationality''. However, is it not the case that memorials with Islamic inscriptions are barred from certain plots? Is it not also the case that memorials with culturally oriented designs are vetted and subject to a veto?

Joan Ashford

Avenue Road, N6


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