Category Archives: Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery

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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Memorial Safety Testing.

We have been informed by Bereavement Services Department that the safety testing of Memorials is due to be restarted and will focus on Sections 35,36,37 and 38 Notification signs have been erected in all the above areas. They have asked … Continue reading

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Members attend AGM……and eat loads of beautiful home made cake!

On behalf of FBEC can we thank the members that gave up their time to attend our Annual AGM. Yet again we had a good supply of home made cake, which was consumed following the formal meeting- when members had … Continue reading

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