Month: August 2018

A word of warning to members!

It appears there has been a resurgence of the previous spate of e mails being sent to you from ‘addressees’ you know, that are in fact spam.  Please take care. FBEC will only e mail you with information about our AGM/Newsletters/Special events.  We will always use a strap line clearly showing one of these and our name. We only e mail members who have given their consent to receive the above information via e mail and we still offer the facility to post AGM/Newsletter information as we know some of our members prefer this method.

This very annoying ‘spam’ practice  was prolific, but did seem to have died down. Always check that the e mail address the mail comes from is actually what it should be and not a very close fake! Never open attachments unless you are expecting them.

Usually, if it goes into your ‘spam folder’…….it should be there!!

KEEP SAFE- and just a little postcard to highlight the changes on the main drive of the cemetery over the years!

 

 

September 1st Litter Pick

As summer potentially draws to a close, why not join the Friends for possibly their last Litter Pick in the sunshine! 

Saturday 1st September 10- 11.30am. Meet at the Lodge.

Litter Pickers and bags provided, but we do advise stout shoes/boots and gloves. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Bereavement staff step up to the plate !!

Well done to two members of the Groundwork Team at Brandwood End who went above and beyond the call of duty. So much so that a member of the public felt the need to contact us direct, to make sure they were properly thanked.  The lady felt that their input changed what could have been a very upsetting day into a positive experience. She states that ‘They are clearly competent, caring and hard working members of staff.’  Well done to Aaron and Michael !!

Heritage Open Event 8th September

On the morning of Saturday 8th September between 10am and 1pm the Friends will be taking part in Heritage Open Week.

Please come along and join us. We will have plenty of  interesting items and displays and you can join one of our Grave Walks (numbers limited) highlighting the plight of ‘Labour Corps’ members who are buried and remembered in Brandwood End.

If you have any interesting memorabilia concerning the activities of local Suffragettes we would really love to see it !

Reminder of an interesting blog…

The blog via this link was written in 2014 on the Birmingham Conservation Trust Site but is still worth reading as a reminder. Very little has changed apart from the number of War Graves , as the number listed reflects purely those in ‘Commonwealth War Graves’ – Many are buried in family graves and more are discovered every year when we undertake our placing of Poppy Crosses. At this time we place in excess of 320 Crosses remembering the fallen. This years Remembrance Service will take place on Sunday November 11th starting at 10.50am.