In 1887, when there was no longer any room for burials at Putney Cemetery on Putney Common, Wandsworth Borough Council bought farmland at Putney Vale for a new cemetery. The grounds were laid out by the Borough Surveyor, who was also responsible for the buildings. The first burial took place in 1891. A crematorium was added in 1935. The cemetery is still in use in the 21st century. A number of people of historical interest were buried or cremated there, including: Howard Carter, discoverer of Tutankhamen's tomb; Alexander Kerensky, Prime Minister of Russia before 1916; Bobby Moore, captain of the Workd Cup winning football team of 1966; Enid Blyton, author; James Hunt, racing driver; and a very large number of 20th century actors.