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Colouring Competition Winners

We had some lovely entries to our colouring competition at today’s event and the efforts of the two winners are shown below. Well done girls and each will get a small prize. Tweet

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Reminder of an interesting blog…

The blog via this link was written in 2014 on the Birmingham Conservation Trust Site but is still worth reading as a reminder. Very little has changed apart from the number of War Graves , as the number listed reflects … Continue reading

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APPEAL FOR HELP- Perhaps now is a good opportunity to make an appeal for help within the cemetery. The Friends have many members nationally with an interest in Brandwood End but only about 10 people that help us physically on … Continue reading

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Barbara Johnson

It is with great sadness that we report the sudden death of Barbara Johnson who was known to many of us for her work with BARRA(www.birminghamairraids.co.uk). Barbara died on May 30th and our thoughts are with her family and close … Continue reading

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Flood Mitigation in Brandwood End.

I am sure everyone is well aware of the problems faced by residents around Birmingham during the recent exceptional flash floods. Locally residents in two roads adjacent to the cemetery were amongst those affected. The cemetery represents a large expanse … Continue reading

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GDPR- Data Protection

I am sure FBEC members must be aware of the changes that have been implemented related to privacy and data control. You can rest assured that FBEC have already put measures in place to comply with this new legislation but … Continue reading

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Main drive in the Cemetery looks so colourful !

We couldn’t resist some more beautiful views along the main drive today ! All at once the trees are green and the shrubs are in flower.  Even our refurbished beds in the Civilian Garden of Remembrance look a picture!   … Continue reading

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Rhododendrons in bloom in Brandwood End

The Friends new Chairman, Julia Griffin, spent a warm few hours in the Cemetery, waiting to greet a group of walkers led by the Ranger…..but it was a no show, maybe due to heat, as they all ducked out!! Never … 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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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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