Thursday, 14 November 2013

Children's Corner, Brompton Cemetery

To the west of the catacombs at Brompton Cemetery lies a patch of ground dedicated to the graves of children. Interments date back to the 1830's but burials are still being carried out.
 
 
David Borrow aged 2 years "called away from those who loved him, plucked like a flower in bloom, so happy so young."

 
In Loving Memory of Christopher J Cooke
Who fell asleep 4th September 1943
Aged 3 months
Our darling baby we used to kiss
Once we nursed him but now sadly miss
 

 
God sent this treasure for a while to charm us with her love
then gently took our darling one to dwell with him above
In ever loving memory of our darling -Susan- who died 22nd Sept 1964 aged 8 months
 

 
The lettering on this sandstone gravestone has worn away and become completely  indecipherable - looks to be mid 19th century