Monthly Archives: September 2016

Brandwood End Tree Walk.

Brandwood End Cemetery Tree Walk Come and join the Rangers for an Autumn tree walk and admire the changes of the season. Thursday 20th October 2016 Meet at main entrance at 2pm Tweet

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Cash for Macmillan appeal.

Staff at Kings Norton Cemetery held their third Macmillan Coffee Morning last Sunday and raised close to £550 for the charity. Not only were there sandwiches but cupcakes, tray bakes, and scones with cream and jam! No wonder they managed … Continue reading

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Civilian Garden of Remembrance officially unveiled.

We all breathed a sigh of relief to see that the weather was dry this morning for the Friends to welcome over 20 people to the ‘official’ unveiling of our Civilian Garden of Remembrance. Our thanks to Councillor Eva Phillips … Continue reading

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Ashes burial areas completed.

You may recall that a few weeks ago we highlighted the strange shallow grave like areas that had appeared on the main drive. Enquiries to Bereavement Services  explained that they were for ‘Ashes Burials’. A few weeks on, here they … Continue reading

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Members working hard in Brandwood End.

Committee members were working hard today in the Civilian Garden of Remembrance to make sure it will be looking at its best for its official unveiling after the recent revamp. Lets hope the weather prevails for tomorrows event! Tweet

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Not that we mean to keep going on, but……….

We are still celebrating being awarded a ‘Silver Gilt’ medal by the RHS for Heart of England in Bloom! We now have the certificate and here is a photo of it in our hands as proof!         … Continue reading

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Congratulations to all our helpers!

The Friends entered the RHS, Heart of England in Bloom this year without great expectations, as it was the first year that a category for ‘Cemeteries’ under  ‘Parks and Open Spaces’ had been included…….and our first foray into this prestigious … Continue reading

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Keep 24th September free!

Anyone who supports the Friends will know that due to a kind donation we have been able to refurbish the Civilian Garden of Remembrance to make future maintenance a little easier for our small number of dedicated volunteers.We do hope … Continue reading

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Rain didn’t stop play!

We were all watching the rain filled skies with trepidation this afternoon as we held our launch event for our Heritage Lottery funded ‘Help for Hedgehogs’ project. Jan, the Ranger and Gareth from Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust set … Continue reading

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Mini Ashes Graves at Brandwood End

Many regular visitors to Brandwood End have wondered exactly what was going on as  ‘shallow graves’ appeared, in a decorative pattern, on the corner of the main drive, near the chapels. The mystery is solved! Bereavement Services have decided to … Continue reading

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