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Today we went to this, our 6th of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries. Having taken the tube to Fulham Broadway it was a mere hop, skip and a jump past Chelsea football Ground up the Fulham Road. Brompton Cemetery somehow has quite a different feel to the others and is much larger than we had anticipated and full of very interesting and beautiful monuments, including many striking examples of Art Nouveau. These include the Edward Burne-Jones casket for the shipping tycoon and art collector Frederick Leyland and the monument to Emmeline Pankhurst. Information about some of the interesting and famous inhabitants can be found in the links below. Perhaps the most tragic was Joseph Bonomi the Younger, four of whom’s twelve children died during an Easter week of whooping cough.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Bonomi_the_Younger

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Richards_Leyland

https://www.geni.com/projects/People-buried-in-Brompton-Cemetery/14989

https://brompton-cemetery.org.uk/monuments.html

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/emmeline-pankhurst