FONC Open Day

Open day crowds

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.




The Stearn's Mausoleum

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

11:00One Tree Hill Choir
12:20Rye Poets
13.40Nunhead Community Choir
14.20Telegraph Community Choir
15.00Dulwich Folk Choir
15.40Black Swan Morris (dance)

Book your place at the FONC information desk (sorry, no pre-booking)

  11.15Crypt visit
12.00Guided cemetery tour12.00Crypt visit
13.00Guided cemetery tour12.45Crypt visit
14.00Guided cemetery tour13.30Crypt visit
15.00Guided cemetery tour14.15Crypt visit
16.00Guided cemetery tour15.00Crypt visit
  15.45Crypt visit
  16.30Crypt 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!)

Other stalls:
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.