Fundraising is underway to restore Brompton Cemetery.
Descried as one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ Victorian cemeteries created in a ring around London in response to the great cholera epidemics of the 1830s.
It is a Garden Cemetery, which welcomes more than 700,000 visitors each year and provides a home to wide variety of flora and fauna and continues as a working cemetery today.
With a Grade I listed heritage status it is regarded as a Site of Nature Conservation Importance.
Prominent personalities buried there include the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, and cricket champion John Wisden.
It has fallen into disrepair with tombs damaged and corroding.
The Royal Parks Foundation have launched a fundraising campaign to prevent one of Victorian London’s iconic green spaces from slipping into disrepair.
London Live met with the Chief Executive Sara Lom and with David Beauchamp from the Friends of Brompton Cemetery.
To support he campaign, see here.