BROMPTON CEMETERY, LONDON: NEW INTERPRETATION RESOURCES
I was delighted to work with Aaron Lawton Associates to develop a range of new interpretive
resources for historic Brompton Cemetery, one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries
built around the city in the late 19th century, for The Royal Parks.
More than 200,000 people are buried here, marked by some 35,000 memorials, and the
cemetery is a haven for people and wildlife - so there was no shortage of stories
to draw upon! It is also the last rest place for notable figures such as the Suffragette
Emmeline Pankhurst and epidemiologist Dr John Snow. As part of a major Lottery-funded
restoration project, we created new interpretation for the cemetery, including a
Top 25 walking trail, a Top 100 highlights interactive online map, sensitively-sited
graphics on key routes, displays for the welcome centre and a handsome guidebook.
We worked in close collaboration with a team of volunteers, including members of
the Friends of Brompton Cemetery, to gather research material and select the highlights.
Jo’s ability to motivate, to keep ideas coming, and keep us all smiling through the
tricky times is a rare asset.