On a snowy walk, between my Aunt’s house on Fulham Palace Road and The Earl’s Court Underground Station, I randomly came across a cemetery.
After wandering about, I looked up a little of its history.
It was created by an act of Parliament in 1840 along with six other cemeteries. At that time the only cemeteries in London were the small grounds surrounding churches, and these could no longer handle the amount of burials in a growing London population.
Parliament decided to create seven cemeteries on the outskirts of London to handle the growing number of dead. These cemeteries are known as the Magnificent Seven. The others are: Kensal Green Cemetery, West Norwood Cemetery, Highgate Cemetery, Abney Park Cemetery, Nunhead Cemetery, and Tower Hamlets Cemetery.
Today there is almost no room for new grave sites, so the cemetery is used as a park, or a place to walk a dog.
Or a place to take photographs.