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11 July 2018 marked the culmination of a £6.2 million project that restored West London’s historic Brompton Cemetery and conserved it for many years into the future

The four year project was funded through the National Lottery with a £4.5m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and BIG Lottery Fund, with the remaining £1.7 million coming from us and our generous donors, with support from The Friends of Brompton Cemetery.

On the day many of the people whose time and passion made the restoration possible gathered at Brompton’s Grade I listed North Lodge, where they took in the brand new visitors centre and café. The addition of these two symmetrical bath stone and glass pavilions has transformed the North Lodge while complementing its original 1830s design.

Quick tours taking in some of the notable graves along the central avenue brought guests to the Grade II listed chapel. It has been completely refurbished, with a restored stone floor and roof faithfully painted to the original design making it a stunning setting for speeches from some of the cemetery’s most notable stakeholders.

Some of the speeches are available below;

Wesley Kerr OBE

Loyd Grossman CBE

Ros Kerslake OBE

Tristram Hunt

Lee Snasfold

Arthur Tait

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