Brompton, London, 5 July 2019

Commemoration of Borrow’s Birthday at Brompton, 2019

This forthcoming event is still being planned: more details will follow here nearer the time, and members of the George Borrow Society will receive details etc. by email.

George Henry Borrow was born at East Dereham on 5th July 1803, lived a fascinating life, wrote books which gave given pleasure to tens of thousands, and, inspired many with the love of the outdoor life and the Romany people.  Those interested in him are known as Borrovians and for a number of decades a few have gathered on his birthday at his grave in Brompton Cemetery, to lay a wreath in honour and appreciation of his life and works.

The George Borrow Society will again lay a wreath on Borrow’s grave in 2019, hopefully with the grass having been cut down a bit so we can see it!

This will be an informal gathering and everyone, including non-members, are welcome to join us.  After the wreath laying, we’ll retire to the newly opened Brompton Cemetery cafe and enjoy a chat over tea.  Nothing formal is planned but as Borrow lived in Hereford Square, Brompton is near by, as is St. Marys, Brompton, a beautiful church which the Borrows probably attended.