From litter picks and planting trees, to helping hedgehogs, our events are always fun, friendly and suitable for most ages!
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!
About the Cemetery
On 13 April 1899 George Tallis, Chairman of the Cemetery Committee, opened Brandwood End Cemetery.
Can we just remind everyone that the cemetery opening times are subject to change at short notice, so please consult the Birmingham City Council web site below to confirm that your information is up to date. Brandwood End cemetery | Birmingham City Council To confirm, as we write (21.11.20), the… Read more
After losing the Battle of Britain the Luftwaffe pounded England’s industrial cities almost nightly on an eight-month-long bombing campaign. In Brandwood End we have many civilian graves as a result of bombing raids that attest to the devastating loss of life that Birmingham suffered. Eighty years ago (Tuesday 19th November… Read more
The evenings seem to start just after lunch….and the order of the day seems drizzle…but in the cemetery something stirs! A sign of better to come. Read more
In a strange way this year we have seen more interest in ‘Remembrance’ than ever before! Individuals and families have been walking in the cemetery more frequently during lockdown, and reading the information displayed on noticeboards. The Friends work hard throughout the year to make sure that notice boards, and… Read more
Can we thank one of our contacts, Ian Binnie, as he also visited the cemetery on the 8th to lay a wreath on the grave to one of the soldiers, Private Horace George Turner , who lost his life during the Gallipoli campaign. Ian is Education Co-ordinator for the Gallipoli… Read more
Today at 11am on Armistice Day a few of us gravitated to the Cross of Sacrifice in the cemetery and observed the 2 minute silence. We were joined a little later by this gentleman who stood, at salute, for a full 2 minutes. Afterwards he exchanged a few words with… Read more