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

Our volunteers hard at work (and enjoying themselves!) 

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.


From litter picks to helping hedgehogs, 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

First Snow Drops of the Winter……

December 3, 2018

Today we spotted the very first Snow Drops peeping out along the main drive of the cemetery.  Not many yet…..but hopefully more will follow.   Another find was this Squirrel Dray, blown down from its tree. Read more

10+ bags at today’s litter pick.

December 3, 2018

Five and a half of us collected over 10 bags of wind blown rubbish today in the cemetery. The December litter pick always discloses lots of rubbish hidden in normally leafy shrubbery. Still some litter in areas that are hard to reach but generally everywhere reasonably clean and tidy. Next… Read more

Heritage Open event 2018- We shall remember them.

November 30, 2018

This is a lovely film showing a small aspect of our Heritage event this year. Doug Smith, his colleagues and three young ladies from Swanshurst Girls School brought to life some of those buried in Brandwood End who lost their lives as a result of action in WW1. Those ‘remembered’… Read more

Kindertransport ….what do you know????

November 30, 2018

The first Kindertransport train left Berlin on 1 December 1938. Tomorrow marks 80 years since that first train. The Kindertransport or Children’s Transport was a humanitarian programme which rescued  children (the majority of whom were Jewish) from danger in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Holland between November 1938 and May 1940.… Read more