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.

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

Civilian War Dead

June 23, 2022

We have over 120 civilians buried in Brandwood End who lost their lives in bombing raids. The incident below highlights just one such raid. Read more

Shout out for help at Jasmin Fields.

June 16, 2022

Jasmin Fields Nature reserve lies just across Broad Lane from the Cemetery and we try and support each other when we can. The Chinnbrook runs through their site and along with wetland comes Himalayan Balsam- a pretty but invasive plant. This Sunday the 19th June at 2pm there will be… Read more

Nesting birds are our first concern.

June 16, 2022

Its the time of year when our Civilian Garden hedge starts to look a lot like no one cares for it ! We do care for this very successful Hawthorn hedge and normally it is kept trim, but during nesting season every year DEFRA outlaw the cutting of hedges that… Read more

Commonwealth War Grave area progresses.

June 16, 2022

Those of you that follow our posts will know that several months ago the Commonwealth War Graves Commission  re laid new turf in a small War Grave area adjacent to the main drive. This area is home to 8 of our 352 War Graves. Why these 8 are here together… Read more

Heritage Forum meeting.

June 14, 2022

The Friends are members of the Heritage Forum and often our meetings are at member organisation sites. Today we met at New Hall Mill in Sutton Coldfield. Their volunteers made us all very welcome and we were treated to a private tour of this amazing site. Watch out for their… Read more

So sad to see Alan go !

June 10, 2022

Alan Holmes – Brandwood End Cemetery Operative FBEC only ever had to ask ….. whether it was – tidying the inside of the chapels July 2019  and Sept 20219 so we could finally go inside, clearing holly from special graves for us Oct 2019 or jet washing the Lodge railings… Read more