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Altona Road Cemetery
The Gurney family of Upper Derehams Farm lived here before and after the First World War. Soon after the end of the war the family were asked to surrender
some of their land to make way for a much needed cemetery to allow local Loudwater residents to be buried here. Not surprisingly the Gurney's were not too
happy about this but their objections were over-ruled and the Altona Road Cemetery was established in the early 1920s. Visitors there today will see the many
European names of families who were forced to leave their homes during the struggles of war and who sought work in the Thames Valley.
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