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

Stark but beautiful.

November 29, 2020

Beautiful in a strange way. Winter shows the amazing structure of trees. Read more

Decembers Litter Pick.

November 28, 2020

Just a reminder that we will be holding our quarterly Litter Pick on Sunday the 6th December. 10-11.30am Meet at the Lodge. We will provide litter bags and we do have some spare pickers, but under Covid restrictions we do ask that you wear gloves and bring your own litter… Read more

November – changing weather views!

November 28, 2020

All the photos in the album link below were taken within a few days of each other, yet the weather is so different! (Can I give e mention to Gary Staples who took the drone shots) November 2020,varied weather. – Google Photos Read more

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