Category: Remembrance

Cross and Screen Walls repaired and cleaned.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission have been busy cleaning and repairing the Cross of Sacrifice and the Screen Walls as part of their maintenance programme. All looking clean, tidy and ready for the 125 year anniversary of the first funeral in Brandwood End Cemetery on the 13th April 1899. (We will be posting more about this anniversary nearer the date.)

 

Remembrance Service 2023

What a shame the weather was wet but that didn’t deter well over 100 people and over a dozen  wreaths being laid. Follow this link for a look at our morning.

Many thanks to all our supporters and a special shout out to Bereavement staff employee Tony Purcell who, despite being booted and suited, took time to tidy the area before people arrived.

We must also thank our Bugler Pete,  as his contribution sets the whole tone of the morning.

From our youngest ‘uniformed’ supporters to the other end of the scale entirely……..we thank you all.

Armistice Day 2023 , Saturday 11th November.

Ahead of working to remove shrubbery in the cemetery, 202 Multi-role Medical Regiment took place in a ‘Two Minute Silence’  at the Cross of Sacrifice. They were joined by a number of local people who were passing through the cemetery. They then placed Poppy Crosses by the screen walls and on  graves in the small War Grave Area before heading out to clear Holly and self setters from grave areas.

Four hours later we had lots of revealed graves and lots of bags of shrubbery!

 

Remembrance Service 2022

What an amazing turn out we had today for this annual Remembrance Service. Our new Bugler did us proud and so did the Flag Bearers from all three sections of 148th St Dunstans Scout Group. We were privileged to have an increased number of organisations laying wreaths this year.

  • Local area City Councillor
  • BCC Cemetery Staff
  • West Midlands Police Local Neighbourhood Team
  • West Midlands Fire Service Heritage Group
  • A representative of the local Freemasons Lodge
  • The Gallipoli Association
  • Representatives of the local Mercian Regiment
  • Representative of the Catholic Womens League
  • FBEC
  • Representatives of 148th St Dunstans Scouts, Cubs and Beavers.

This link will take you to our photo album, where I have tried to incorporate all the photographs shared to our ‘facebook’ page by those who attended, as I know many of you won’t have access to these.  I have also included a few below.

Despite this being a solemn occasion, there was great interest after the service in the helmet of one of our wreath layers!

Our thanks to everyone that attended, especially to those that travelled a distance.