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

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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

Great day with ‘Brighten up Brandwood’ project.

May 20, 2022

The Friends were pleased to welcome members of the ‘Brighten up Brandwood” team for a morning of Geranium planting and the creation of wild flower meadow tubs. The highlight of the event was the installation of a crochet flower mesh to brighten the lodge railings. Our thanks to Valerie and… Read more

Have you found animal remains on local roads?

May 16, 2022

The Friends and cemetery staff are concerned that a number of apparent animals, possibly killed by traffic on Broad Lane, have been move to cemetery bins. The Council have a dedicated site  to report this issue and they will remove the animal and try and trace the owners if the… Read more

Working with ‘our scene’ to Brighten Brandwood.

May 15, 2022

The Friends are pleased to announce that we are working with – who are a social enterprise on a mission to offer a change of scenery for those who need one within our Brandwood neighbourhood. As part of their Brightening Brandwood  project they are making and distributing planters in… Read more

National Cemeteries week comes to a close.

May 8, 2022

We do hope you have enjoyed reading the research we have posted and we remind you that there are 86000+ graves in Brandwood End, so lots more to do !  We welcome anyone who would like to join us doing long term research. We also highlighted the gardening and general… Read more

The sinking of the Lusitania 0n 7th May 1915

May 7, 2022

You may wonder why we have included the above event in our National Cemeteries week, and why today? Maybe the date gives you a clue, as it is 107 years today since the Lusitania sank and on board was Reverend Canon Ernest Maxwell Phair- who  is buried in Brandwood End… Read more

Family lose husband and twins to bombing raid

May 6, 2022

Todays story is sad, but unfortunately not an isolated incident during WW2. During the day of the 19th November 1940  no one could have foreseen what would happen overnight. It was another night of bombing in Birmingham but worse than most. Alfred Cope, a member of the AFS, and both… Read more