For there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen; Before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green
The Kensal Green Cemetery (also referred to as Kensal Rise Cemetery) was incorporated in 1832 (the year that profit-making cemeteries became legal as a private company and is the first and therefore oldest of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries. It is still in operation today and is still run by the General Cemetery Company under its original Act of Parliament.
Interred at Kensal Green is Marigold Frances Churchill, the daughter of Winston Churchill and Lady Clementine, who died from a fever in 1921 at age three (this lovely little monument by Eric Gill was listed Grade II in 2001).
Notable Cremation: Freddie Mercury (1946–1991), singer of Queen (ashes reputedly scattered on the shores of Lake Geneva, near Montreux, Switzerland where a statue commemorates him)
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