This afternoon, we saw a huge fallen tree blocking the entrance to Ramalley Cemetery.
If you are of medium build, you could still squeeze into the cemetery through a narrow gap at the gate. However, if you are not very mobile, or you are a wheelchair user, at the moment, it is impossible to get into Ramalley Cemetery.
I was surprised there was no warning sign on Hursley Road or the wood about the fallen tree.
A local resident told me that the tree fell on Friday night during the storm.
According to the website of Eastleigh Borough Council,
“This cemetery was opened in the early 1950s with the first listed burial taking place in July 1958. The total area of this cemetery is 3/4 hectare containing areas for Church of England, Roman Catholic, Non-Conformist and the Jewish faith interments, with a special area designated for Cremated Remains.”
“The first interment was in July 1955.”
Information from the website of Eastleigh Borough Council
Here are some images that I took today about the fallen tree at Ramalley Cemetery:
I also reported this incident to Eastleigh Borough Council:
@cfordtoday Reported to our Trees team – thank you
— Eastleigh Borough (@EastleighBC) February 17, 2014