Category Archives: Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery

Part of the ‘Unremembered Project’.

The Department of communities and Local Government (DCLG), have funded an inclusive and thought-provoking programme to invite communities to commemorate the sacrifices of the Labour Corps and their contribution to the First World War. On July 14th between 9.20am and … Continue reading

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New Tree Walk plans underway

The Friends are very aware how popular our last Tree Walk leaflet was but it is several years since it was designed and time and weather have taken their toll on some of the trees featured so we have started … Continue reading

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Interesting work underway….

Scaffolding?  What is happening at the chapels? Well the ‘Friends’ have no more idea than you do!  Watch this space and we will try and find out……… Tweet

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Litter pick in June sunshine.

Five FBEC supporters and 11 members of the 148th Birmingham St. Dunstan’s Scouts cleared 17 bags of litter this morning on their summer morning litter pick. Our thanks go to our regular supporters and also to the Scouts, who try … Continue reading

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June Litter Pick.

Final reminder to everyone that FBEC will be holding our ‘Start of Summer‘ Litter Pick on Sunday June 4th- 10am till 11.30am – meet at the Lodge on the Main Drive. Litter pickers and bags provided, but we advise you … Continue reading

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Hedgehog film showing.

This is the final reminder that there will be a chance to view the Help for Hedgehogs film that was made with assistance from local pupils. The film follows the year long project undertaken by FBEC, The Wildlife Trust (Birmingham … Continue reading

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Cyclists place wreath at Brandwood End Cross of Sacrifice.

Every May, cyclist travel from all over the UK to visit the National Cyclists Memorial  in the village of Meriden. This year a small contingent decided that, as they were unable to visit Meriden, they would lay a wreath in … Continue reading

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Hedges and nesting birds!

Those of you that visit the cemetery on a regular basis will know that several years ago the Friends, along with local school pupils, replaced a failing Beech hedge around the Civilian Garden of Remembrance with a biodiversity friendly Hawthorn … Continue reading

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New Tree Trail

Tomorrow represents the start of research work, by the Committee of FBEC,  to design and produce a new ‘Tree Walk’ leaflet for Brandwood End. It is several years since our original tree walk, which has been extensively used- but some … Continue reading

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Update-From Brownhills to Brandwood: Thomas William James and the Pity of War

Some of you may remember that our committee member, Barrie Simpson, and others were making efforts to get official recognition for Thomas William James. We have included a link to the Official site which details, at length, the history behind … Continue reading

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