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, 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

Cemetery opening times

November 21, 2020

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

19th November 1940 saw heavy bombing in Birmingham

November 18, 2020

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

Some cheer in these dark days!

November 16, 2020

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

Can you support the Friends?

November 11, 2020

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

Gallipoli campaign.

November 11, 2020

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

Old Soldier pays his respects on Armistice Day

November 11, 2020

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