Monday, 10 June 2019

The Monday Photoblog… Tombstone Tourism

DC Editor Adam Scott-Goulding writes…

Monday is ALMOST mute here on The Daily Constitutional. I always launch the week with a few London photos, grouped on a theme or neighbourhood.


This week I stumbled upon a new phrase… Tombstone Tourism. It's a thing, apparently – going on a trip to seek out historic graveyards. 

So here are my top three Dead Centres of London



Brompton Cemetery…

Founded in 1839, Brompton has more than 35,000 graves…



…housing more than 200,000 permanent Londoners









It covers 40 acres of the Borough of Kensington & Chelsea…


The graves of leading suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, epidemiologist John Snow and the murdered actor William Terris can be found here.




   




Abney Park CemeteryStoke Newington was founded in the 1840's…





It replaced Bunhill Fields as the principal burial ground for dissenters and non-conformists.




It is home to 196,843 permanent Londoners.



The cemetery is named for Sir Thomas Abney, Lord Mayor of London 1700-01.



It covers 31 acres of Stoke Newington.




Among the famous burials are feminist writer Mary Hays (1843) and William and Catherine Booth, founders of the Salvation Army.


Find Abney Park Cemetery here…

   




Kensal Green Cemetery dates from 1832…


It covers 72 acres with more than a quarter of a million internments.







Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Harold Pinter and the actress and writer Fanny Kemble have their final resting places here.








The Monday Photoblog will return next week. In the meantime, if you'd like to share a London photo with me, please do! Perhaps you joined me on a tour and snapped a great shot. Drop me a line.









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