Here on Graveyard Junkies you might see us reference ‘The Magnificent Seven’ a lot. As both of us are from the UK and have at some point in our lives lived in London, it is not a foreign term to us but it may be for others. We’re not talking about the 1960s (or most recently 2016) Western films, but a group of Victorian cemeteries situated in the London boroughs.
I first found out about the Brompton Time Machine last October when my good friend John invited me to join him on a candle-lit reading event of stories by M. R James in the chapel at Brompton Cemetery as part of the London Month of the Dead in 2015. Continue reading
Brompton Cemetery is part of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ group of cemeteries in London. Opened in 1840 it was consecrated by the Bishop of London on the 12th June and the first burial took place on the 22nd. It was originally known as the West of London and Westminster Cemetery and covers over 39 acres and is a great place to see examples from many art movements such as Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts as well as examples of ceramics, stone craft and other decorative work.