Restoration, conservation and respectful enjoyment of Brandwood End Cemetery and Chapels

We are a charity here to promote for the benefit of the local community and others, the restoration, conservation and respectful enjoyment of Brandwood End Cemetery and Chapels. That includes the monuments, buildings, records, green spaces, adjacent pool and allotments and overall environment.

Events

From litter picks and planting trees, to helping hedgehogs and recording memorials, our events are always fun, friendly and suitable for most ages!

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Become a Friend!

 

Friends of Brandwood Cemetery is run purely by unpaid volunteers and we welcome your help!  Whether you have family laid to rest here, you are a concerned local resident or are interested in conservation, we need you!

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About the Cemetery

On 13 April 1899 George Tallis, Chairman of the Cemetery Committee, opened Brandwood End Cemetery.

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Can you spare a couple of hours?

Litter picks are a great way to get some fresh air!

Latest News

Tree Husbandry in Brandwood End

May 21, 2024

Over the next few weeks and months you may hear the hum of chain saws and notice the felling of some mature trees in the cemetery. We are all sad to see any tree removed but they all have a limited life. That could be determined by the species of… Read more

Litter Pick

May 21, 2024

A busy weekend for FBEC. Gardening on Saturday 1st and then our quarterly  Litter Pick on Sunday 2nd June. This is a quarterly event and usually well attended. Remember to bring stout footwear and gloves and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. We have had a few… Read more

Grave Gardening Session

May 21, 2024

We will be holding another Grave Gardening session on Saturday 1st June and welcome everyone, with or without green fingers! We do suggest that you wear boots and bring gloves and whilst we do have gloves and tools, we understand if you prefer to bring your own. The most useful… Read more

Bat Walk

May 21, 2024

Brum Bats, the Ranger service will be leading a small Bat Walk from Jasmin Fields to Brandwood Pool via the cemetery on Tuesday 28th May. There will be very limited places and we ask that you please book via the link below so that the numbers can be controlled. Unfortunately… Read more

First Burial in Brandwood End 125 years ago.

April 19, 2024

On the 13th April 2024 we not only celebrated the 125th anniversary of the opening of Brandwood End Cemetery but we also remember the first burial in Brandwood End. A five year old small boy called Charles Downes who died of Diphtheria. Read more

Great Gardening last week

April 19, 2024

Three teams working in the cemetery recently. Three ladies trying to give the Rhododendrons a chance on the main drive as they were choked with brambles. Team two were freeing our recently planted perimeter trees from a tangle of very long and strong brambles. Team three were tidying the Civilian… Read more