Although burials are still permitted in both parts of the cemetery, most of the recent interments have been in the east -- certainly some of the more interesting memorials and sculptures are on the east side. Still, the west side is a must-see for the cemetery afficionado, as you'll see below. You'll also notice how terribly overgrown this part of the cemetery as well as the large number of dilapidated and ruined memorials; also the ground is very uneven and unstable in many places, which accounts for the concern over people wandering around by themselves.
|entrance to the west side|
|entrance to Egyptian Avenue: probably the most interesting part of the west side is this semi-underground, indeed below ground, set of quite remarkable crypts.|
|you can see the poor shape of the structure here; not atypical, I'm afraid|
|once inside, there's a small circular path|
|our guide with friend Richard looking on|
|George Wombwell, menagerist|
|Thomas Sayers, the boxer|