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, 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

Blessing of the Graves

October 23, 2020

We have been advised by St Dunstans and a number of other local Roman Catholic churches that they will NOT BE undertaking the Blessing of the Graves in Brandwood End Cemetery this year, due to COVID restrictions, but we stress that you should contact your own church for confirmation of… Read more


October 21, 2020

There is an amendment to the opening times we posted originally- the cemetery will close at 4pm at weekends.  This is due to Winter opening times being adopted slightly earlier than usual. Can we stress that it is always advisable to check the City Council web site as this is… Read more

‘Screen Walls’ get their annual poppy crosses

October 21, 2020

As we draw to a close with our Poppy Cross Project it is time to remember those buried in the lawned public grave areas near the Cross of sacrifice. Those who lost their lives due to enemy action but have no individual graves are listed on the 2 screen walls… Read more

First Grave in Brandwood End officially marked.

October 20, 2020

Our thanks to Bereavement Service staff who have produced a lovely plaque to mark the first grave following the opening of Brandwood End in 1899. The Friends had marked this spot with a temporary interpretation notice  but it now has a lovely  official plaque. Read more

New cemetery times from 25th October

October 18, 2020

REMINDER.  With effect from Sunday 25th October Brandwood End will have revised opening hours.    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 2pm – 4pm  Wednesday 8.30am – 4.00pm.  Saturday, Sunday 10am – 4pm.   Please can you spread the word. Opening will still be later at 11.30am on Sunday 8th November… Read more

Friends ‘A’Frame refreshed as Poppy Cross Project gets underway.

October 18, 2020

When the Friends and volunteers are working in the cemetery we usually display our  ‘A’ Frame so you know that the people in High Viz are us, and not Council workers. Yesterday we began our Poppy Cross placing project and used a new poster on our ‘A’ Frame. We have… Read more