FONC’s Open Day in May is our biggest event of the year.
The next FONC Open Day is 21st May 2022,
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We run tours of the cemetery, visits to the chapel and crypt – not usually open – guidance on family history, plus delicious food and drinks at our café. Please volunteer to help with our stalls, tours and of course setting up and packing away.
Email the Organisers – all help gratefully received!
FONC Open Day has many stalls run by local groups and other cemetery friends. Booking has closed for this year but please contact us if you would like to book a stall for your group next year.
Special attractions for the young ones include Badge Making and the famous Bug Hunt. We look forward to seeing you.
Schedule of events
These will take place adjacent to the chapel, no booking needed
|11:00||One Tree Hill Choir|
|13.40||Nunhead Community Choir|
|14.20||Telegraph Community Choir|
|15.00||Dulwich Folk Choir|
|15.40||Black Swan Morris (dance)|
Book your place at the FONC information desk (sorry, no pre-booking)
|12.00||Guided cemetery tour||12.00||Crypt visit|
|13.00||Guided cemetery tour||12.45||Crypt visit|
|14.00||Guided cemetery tour||13.30||Crypt visit|
|15.00||Guided cemetery tour||14.15||Crypt visit|
|16.00||Guided cemetery tour||15.00||Crypt visit|
Confirmed stalls include:
Friends of Nunhead Cemetery stalls: Café; Plant Stall; Publications Stall; Information Desk; Monument Inscription Recording;
Bug Hunt (Collect a pot, search for a bug, get it identified by expert Bugman Jones, and get a certificate. Suitable for all ages!)
Basket weaving with Ellie Morgan; Bodgers, including Tim the Nunhead Bodger and Ben Willis, chairmaker (greenwood-work demonstrations); Butterfly Conservation; Camberwell Gardens Guild; Dignity Funerals (Horse-drawn Hearse); Dulwich Horticultural and Chrysanthemum Society; East Surrey Badger Protection Society; Friends of Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries; Friends of Peckham Rye Park; Honor Oak Women’s Institute; Nunhead Art Trail; Nunhead’s Voice; Practical Action South East London Group; Rebecca Buckley (have-a-go sheet copper work); St Anthony and St Silas Church; Vintage Motor Hearse.
Plus we are hoping to see Stuart Road Allotments, Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, South East London Humanists, London Wildlife Trust, 45eme Infanterie de Ligne (Battle of Waterloo re-enactment group) and more!
Please keep dogs on leads throughout the Cemetery during Open Day
More photographs from the open day can be seen below.