Author Archives: Jane Edwards

Farewell to Barrie Simpson

Today The Friends said goodbye to our much loved founder member, Barrie Simpson. The village square at All Saints Church in Kings Heath was full to capacity, as friends and colleagues waited for the arrival of his Funeral Cortege, complete … Continue reading

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Cutting down illicit entry after hours!

  Interesting to learn from local people that this grit bin was being used as an after hours form of entry to the cemetery ! It has now been moved!! One step….two step…and over! We also understand that the dark … Continue reading

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Annual BOSF(Birmingham Open Spaces ) Conference

This years BOSF Conference took on a different look as the two afternoon sessions meant that members had the chance to learn more about, and take part in, different activities carried out in Parks. The morning session involved speakers from … Continue reading

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Barrie Simpson

At the AGM today we were able to remind ourselves of the time we had all spent with the late Barrie Simpson. Barrie was a larger than life character and had such a profound effect on Brandwood End Cemetery and … Continue reading

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Successful AGM and election of a new Chairman.

Our thanks to those members who came to our AGM today as the weather was really miserable!  As well as giving us the opportunity to bring members up to date with finances and events it also gave us the chance  … Continue reading

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Annual AGM.

Annual AGM Those with an interest in Brandwood End Cemetery are cordially invited to a ‘Coffee and Cake’ morning to be held in the conference room of St Dunstan’s Church, Kingsfield Rd, Kings Heath. (Opposite All Saints Village Square) on … Continue reading

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R I P Barrie Simpson.

It is with regret that we have to announce the sudden passing of our deeply respected long term friend and colleague, Barrie Simpson, whom we all held in great regard.   He was such an integral member of FBEC that his … Continue reading

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Another type of ‘Spring Clean’.

As we litter picked today we noticed that the poppy wreaths had gone from the Cross of Sacrifice. Why and where to……..? Then we opened our eyes and realised that the Cross and the side walls had all been cleaned, … Continue reading

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Great British Spring Clean Results!!

A big thank you to all our supporters who turned out to help at our litter pick today, especially local Councillors and staff from Idverde (who came complete with a truck to remove the 27 bags of litter we collected). … Continue reading

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Today is the day!

Dry weather, so far….. so hope to see a few of you in the cemetery at 10am for our Great British Spring Clean litter pick. Tweet

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