Brompton Cemetery

Brompton crypt 2

The Brompton Cemetery has been one of my favourite Green Bits of London for many years. Over the decades I have often wandered through it en-route to Stamford Bridge to see Chelsea whose ground is adjacent the the Graveyard (give or take a railway line!) Many moons ago when in a band (industro/electronic/Punkers!) we used a photo of one of the many Angel headstones within the Cemetery for some artwork; an Angel that I have not been able to find on recent visits but will try, try and try again to do so.
The Brompton Cemetery lies between the Old Brompton Road near Earls Court on the North and The Fulham Road to the South; and a more peaceful and tranquil place within London would be hard to find!
There are several footpaths criss crossing the cemetery, the central one being the busiest of the thoroughfares as it is the most direct between the North and South entrances of the graveyard. I prefer to wonder along the paths that border the cemetery as they are a lot quieter. When one walks along the Western edge and at a about the halfway point there is a military graveyard with the familiar orderley rows of white headstones; I am always drawn to these sites, one of which is also present in Kensal Green as they are particularly sad but also somehow quite beautiful.........

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