Streatham Park Cemetery






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        My objective in going to Streatham Park Cemetery was really to find the grave of the great British comedy actor Will Hay who was buried here near 60 years ago. For some of his life, he lived at The Chase, Norbury, which is nearby. I wanted to photograph his grave, to see what would happen when a genius of photography (me) was six feet from a genius of comedy (Hay). You know, a kind of South London equivalent of Caravaggio standing over the grave of Leonardo and drawing inspiration.

        Unfortunately, I arrived there late with just 30 minutes before closing time and no-one around to point me in the right direction. So I just photographed at random but I'm sure you will find photos here far more visionary than your usual angel statue peering from a grey background etc. Yes, there are angels but the way I have photographed brings new perspective, new life onto old bones.

        One of the ex-wives of the great man, Roger Moore, is buried here. Dorothy Squires, famous in her own lifetime as a singer though largely forgotten today. But then anyone who has had the great man's fingerprints all over them deserves to be buried like a queen. Oh, and the uncle of the great actress and director, Ida Lupino (if she was good enough for the greatest film director that ever lived, Fritz Lang then she must have been a goddess, but I digress), is also buried here. Lupino Lane, another comedian.

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        Most of these photos are available as signed prints. Please e-mail for details. Photos shown in various stages of manipulation.

        I'd be grateful if the photos are not used without prior permission. Please e-mail any request for usage or to obtain any photo without the copyright wording, and I will get back to you to decline your request as soon as I can.

        2009
        Added a huge collection of photographs (and still haven't finished adding them all!) of Highgate Western Cemetery, the enclosed Victorian burial site that is one of the most famous graveyards in the world. View here.

        - Paul Page (2009)



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