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Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium  
In 1887, when there was no longer any room for burials at Putney Cemetery on Putney Common, Wandsworth Borough Council bought farmland at Putney Vale for a new cemetery. The grounds were laid out by the Borough Surveyor, who was also responsible for the buildings. The first burial took place in 1891. A crematorium was added in 1935. The cemetery is still in use in the 21st century. A number of people of historical interest were buried or cremated there, including: Howard Carter, discoverer of Tutankhamen's tomb; Alexander Kerensky, Prime Minister of Russia before 1916; Bobby Moore, captain of the Workd Cup winning football team of 1966; Enid Blyton, author; James Hunt, racing driver; and a very large number of 20th century actors.
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