Framing children’s sections in cemeteries
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This chapter discusses children's cemeteries of the early twentieth century as phenomena and as material culture, as heritage. Cemeteries were also discussed as material and cultural heritage to be preserved and to serve as models for new cemeteries and for individual graves. This dynamic and transformative period in Swedish cemetery design is well known to scholars. However, there has been inadequate recognition that the discourse and practice around cemeteries also included new approaches toward the burial of children. The Woodland Cemetery is important for this area of interest because it contains one of the few remaining old children's sections. The sketches and drawings for the children's section indicate willows, birches and rowans, wild flowers or summer flowers, as well as box hedges, which would bring a more formal air to the place. The children's cemetery has long since been transformed into history and heritage, a heritage that can be discussed, understood and interpreted in many different ways.