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West Brompton Cemetery - London & Middlesex

  • Venue: West Brompton Cemetery, Fulham Road, London SW10 9UG 
  • Date: 9th June 2020

MEETING POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Overview: Opened in 1840, this is one of the original 'Magnificent Seven' cemeteries which circled inner London, designed to relieve the chronic shortage of burial spaces in churchyards.  It is Grade 1 Listed on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens.  There are over 60 species of trees and over 200 species of moths and butterflies have been recorded here.  There are 35,000 monuments and famous names amongst the 200,000 burials include Emmeline Pankhurst, John Wisden (of the Cricketing Almanac), Samuel Cunard (cruise ships) and more recently, the actor, Brian Glover.

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary Angus Morrison on angus.morrison@rbkc.gov.uk

Biosecurity

As an educational charity, the RFS must lead by example on the biosecurity measures recommended by the Forestry Commission (FC) and Defra to minimise the risk of spreading soil-borne tree infections. You can make a difference to stopping the spread of tree diseases. Clean boots are a first step!  For further information, please click here

Notes

Most all-day meetings start at around 10:00 and end at around 16:00, but please check precise details with the Local Honorary Secretary.

RFS meetings take place out in the woods in all weathers. Appropriate footwear and clothing should be worn. Please be aware of your health and safety at all times. Do not take risks that could put you or others in danger. Do not attempt to do anything that you do not feel confident about. Please follow instructions.

RFS members are welcome to attend events in any Division.