BROMPTON CEMETERY

TUESDAY 6 JUNE, 6.30PM
The forecast is for a bright evening so why not join us on a
VISIT TO BROMPTON CEMETERY Led by Keith Whitehouse.
During the 19th century, with the growth of London,
churchyards were becoming full so enterprising business
men decided to build private cemeteries laid out as parks.
Brompton was opened in 1840 and included catacombs. It
was consecrated by the Bishop of London. The first burial
was Emma Shaw from Fulham. Many famous people are
buried here as were residents of Fulham and
Hammersmith. Emmeline Pankhurst, Richard Tauber,
Constant Lambert and Albert Smith of Mont Blanc fame
to name just a few. There are many fine monuments
including one designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. One of the finest cemeteries in London.
Meet outside the entrance in Old Brompton Road.
Bus: 74 and 430 stop outside.
Tube: West Brompton (next to cemetery)
FREE

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2 Responses to BROMPTON CEMETERY

  1. John Ashford says:

    I went to Sloane Grammar School, Chelsea, Hortensia Road, off the Fulham road during the ” sixties “. A stone’s throw from Stamford Bridge and Brompton Cemetery. I and my classmates spent many a lunchtime walking through the cemetery, a beautiful and peaceful place but also fascinating.

    • fhhs says:

      Hi
      As you say beautiful, peaceful and fascinating. Its history is unique, glad our tour notes brought back memories. There are many more photos and details on the Friends website if you haven’t found it already. How lucky to be a teenager in London in the sixties!

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