Calling all London Mums – Save Brompton Cemetery Suffragette’s resting place
- Published on Tuesday, 20 October 2015 13:30
- Last Updated on 20 October 2015
- Monica Costa
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The release of the film Suffragette is a fantastic step in bringing the women’s rights movements further into mainstream discussion, but the action should not stop in the cinema. The Royal Parks Foundation, the charity set-up to support the Royal Parks, is calling on the public to help save Brompton Cemetery, as it is falling into disrepair. It’s not just a place of remembrance and many mums living in Fulham and Chelsea know far too well what a wonderful path for walks with the children it provides.
Cemeteries are one of the most important ways to preserve Britain’s history and Brompton Cemetery in West London is one of the most important, as it is the resting place of Emmeline Pankhurst.
Brompton Cemetery is one of London’s Magnificent Seven historic cemeteries. It is a magical place, combining historic monuments, trees and wildlife with the stories of the remarkable people buried here.
It is vital that places like Brompton are saved for future generations. The Royal Parks Foundation is looking for help to raise £500,000 to renovate Brompton Cemetery. This will unlock funding from the Heritage Lottery and BIG Lottery groups to complete the restoration.
- GoldenEye (1995), Pierce Brosnan’s first Bond movie.
- Spoof-Bond film, Johnny English (2003). This was where Rowan Atkinson, playing a secret agent character first developed for Barclaycard adverts, disrupts a funeral service in the mistaken belief that the crown jewels are hidden in the coffin.
- The Wings of the Dove (1997) – Helena Bonham Carter, as Kate Croy, tends her mother’s grave here.
- SWALK (sometimes titled Melody) is about two ten-year-olds who want to get married.
- 91 art house chiller, Afraid Of The Dark.
- Stormbreaker (2006), the first film adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider novels. Someone close to Alex is shot dead by Gregorovich (Damien Lewis), the most dangerous assassin in the world. In the book, the burial is at Brompton and the movie’s funeral scenes were filmed here too.
There is more information about the conservation project here.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums