Author Archives: Jane Edwards

FBEC Annual AGM

The Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery will be holding their annual AGM on Thursday 13th April in the Conference Room at St Dunstans Church, Kings Heath. 10.30 start. Tea and coffee plus cake will be available! Everyone welcome. At the … Continue reading

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Great turn out for Jasmin Fields Nature Reserve Litter Pick.

Jasmin Fields Nature Reserve lies just across Broad Lane from the Cemetery site and as a Friends Group we always try and work together. Today was no exception as they held a litter pick and 16 people worked all morning … Continue reading

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The Great British Spring Clean

Ten volunteers joined together today to carry out the usual quarterly ‘Litter Pick’ in Brandwood End Cemetery. This Spring we are yet again taking part in the Keep Britain Tidy campaign and their theme is ‘The Great British Spring Clean’ … Continue reading

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A sea of Croci (Crocuses?)

We never fail to be amazed at the areas of replanted Croci ……..replanted by squirrels from the main drive following a very hard day of FBEC ‘planting’ ! Stumbled on yet another small patch and another larger impressive outcrop whilst … Continue reading

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Worth a look!

Stumbled again on this very informative post by the Conservation Trust. Worth re-reading. We still place our Poppy Crosses in the week running up to Remembrance Sunday. http://www.birminghamconservationtrust.org/2013/11/09/brandwood-end-cemetery/ Tweet

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42 Amazing Redwoods!

Every time I visit Brandwood End Cemetery, no matter the weather, I marvel at our magnificent avenue of Redwoods. Today, for the first time, I actually counted them! There are 23 on one side of the main drive and 19 … Continue reading

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Storm Doris created some problems!

Storm Dorris swept through Brandwood End leaving a trail of felled tree branches behind. Luckily there were no injuries to people….but not so to monuments.¬† The recently celebrated ‘Alabaster’ grave came very close to being felled as a large branch … Continue reading

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New storage facility for Brandwood Ground staff

At last! Ground staff at Brandwood End have been waiting a very long time to have a new, purpose built, secure storage facility in their yard at the Cemetery. There have been¬† a few false hopes raised in the past…..but … Continue reading

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Great British Spring Clean- Saturday 4th March 10-11.30am.

Keep Britain Tidy are again heading up a anti litter campaign this year, so we have decided to dedicate our MARCH 4th LITTER PICK to this cause. Please come along and help us to keep the cemetery free of flower … Continue reading

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Adults- do you want a bit more detailed Hedgehog information?

FBEC have now enjoyed several family Hedgehog events, delivered on our behalf by Birmingham Park Ranger Service (Jan and Dean) and the Wildlife Trust (Emma). We are coming towards the end of this enormously enjoyable project that seems to have … Continue reading

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