By Andrew McInnesIn the wake of the devastating floods of September 2013, the Pems will have been a major beneficiary of the £1.5bn regeneration of the cemetery.
The cemetery has long been seen as a vital link in the fabric of the region, a place of religious pilgrimage, a sacred site and a reminder of a community that had endured and fought alongside the British Empire in the first half of the 20th century.
Its name, Pembridge, dates back to the 17th century, when a young Christian named William Pemble was buried there, as part of the local community’s mourning.
But the cemetery’s importance has changed over the years.
Since the flood, the cemetery has lost some of its original historic charm, and the surrounding landscape has been transformed, from a swampy landscape of mud to a green landscape of shrubs and scrub.
This has made the cemetery a more attractive place to visit for families with young children, especially if they live in a flat-roofed house.
For some, the change has meant that the cemetery is becoming a more distant and distant memory.
Its new owners have made the area a “green zone”, a place where children can be let out for the first time, but not the kind of place where people gather.
In the past few years, the gardens have been transformed into a mixed-use area, with gardens and shops that cater to families with children and children with families.
But as the number of visitors to the cemetery increases, the garden’s role as a place to remember the fallen has been reduced, leaving it increasingly a place for people to wander.
“I think the people who are coming are probably just being as aware of the nature of the land and the changes as they were before, and just taking a different perspective,” said Rebecca O’Donnell, who owns a home in the area and also owns an estate in Cirencester.
It’s a situation that the local council has had to deal with, however. “
We need to have this place that’s for everyone, not just the ones who want to go to Cirenester and see the sights.”
It’s a situation that the local council has had to deal with, however.
In 2016, it received a request from a couple to move the cemetery, and this summer it will hold a community meeting to discuss the future of the site.
“It’s very important that we continue to have that place in the community, and that’s where we are now, so the garden has just been a very, very small part of that,” said Pembrett O’Neill, a community organiser.
The community has also been in discussions with the local authority about the future plan for the cemetery and how to accommodate families with smaller children.
“They’ve been working really hard on the plan and trying to understand how to make sure that we’re providing the environment for the family who are the most vulnerable and the most at risk,” she said.
Pembrokes Gardens has become a place that can be enjoyed by anyone who wants to come, but there are some who are still reluctant to come.
“This is a place we have lost our innocence and our sense of belonging, and it’s just a great shame,” said Tana O’Brien, whose husband works as a landscaper in the estate.
“But there’s nothing that’s going to replace it.
The garden is a wonderful thing to have.
But there’s not going to be a cemetery.”
And I’m not going anywhere.
“She said that while the cemetery had lost some charm, she was glad to have the place.”
The garden is the best part of Pembridges life.
It’s a great reminder of all the sacrifices that were made by people here, and I feel very privileged to be able to be part of it.