Review: Nunhead Cemetery Open Day

The annual open day at Nunhead Cemetery was not, at first glance, destined to be a great success for the SELHuG bookstall and Humanist information point. Just three words: Wedding FA Cup. 

However the position of our stall was perfect, the first stall on the right as people entered, as was the weather. Against all expectations the attendance at our stall was good, not spectacular but steady. The number of people wanting Humanist literature and information regarding our monthly meetings was significantly up on last year as was the number of books sold. Hester and Anna persuaded a number of interested parties to take the ‘Are you a Humanist?’ test and all appeared to enjoy it. 

About 50% of the books on display sold and some of the remainder were given to charity shops, the rest are in reserve for next year. The money raised was in excess of £100, a record for us, proving that Denis was right when he remarked that both of us were better booksellers than humanists.