GARDENING EVENTS

Come and help us remove shrubbery and reveal memorials and graves. We have the tools but if you can bring your own loppers. secateurs and gloves it is always safer to work with equipment you are familiar with.  All we need is the people power. The next event will take place at  11am till 2pm Saturday 10th August  2024. Any questions please contact us on friendsofbec@gmail.com

Meet by the Cross of Sacrifice on the main drive.

 

UNVEILING OF A NAMED MEMORIAL IN THE CIVILIAN GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE

Over the last year the Friends have been working on a project to commission a memorial stone to display the names of all those buried in the Civilian Garden Area. We hope to be unveiling the stone in a brief service on September 11th at 10am. When details are finalised we will post them on this site.

 


Heritage Open Event 2024 

The Friends are planning to participate in this event in 2024 so please watch this page for a schedule of events as they are planned. It will most likely be a mix of walks and an open day in the Civilian Garden of Remembrance. At this time we are not sure how Birmingham’s financial position will impact on the local event but there will still be a national programme. Our pans so far:-

Wednesday 11th September 11th. 2pm  Walk. ‘Brandwood End Graves and Memorials to those killed in 1944’ led by Ian Binnie. Meet at the Lodge but you do need to book a place by e mailing us on friendsofbec@gmail.com

Thursday 12th September 7pm ZOOM. ‘Over by Christmas- 1944 and Kings Heath’ by Ian Binnie

Saturday 14th September 11am-2pm Open event, ‘Who lies beneath’. After the small unveiling event on the 11th of a new Memorial to those buried in the Civilian Garden, come and meet the Friends and find out a bit more about the civilians  and how the bombing in WW1 affected them.

 

Follow our main drive walk from the link below, or follow it on your mobile device at any time. 

FBEC. HERITAGE WALK 2021

 

LITTER PICKS

Our quarterly litter picks start at 10am and last for just one and a half hours.  We always need volunteers who can come and help out.  Please keep an eye out on the Events page for the next litter picks.

Children are most welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Dress appropriately for the weather and bring some gloves. Bags and pickers will be provided.  No previous experience required.

We hope to see you at the next litter pick!  See our main blog for confirmation of dates, but they should be the dates listed below!

2024 Quarterly Litter Picks – 10am – 11.30 am

Meet at FBEC Notice Board opposite the Lodge. We have the pickers and the bags, stout footwear advised.  (Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.)

7th Sept 2024

1st December 2024

           

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE 8th NOVEMBER 2024

This years Remembrance Service will take place on Sunday the  8th November commencing at 10.45am. Members of the public will join local Councillors and representatives of local organisations for a short service and the laying of wreaths. This is always a well attended event so we do ask that people arrive promptly. If you represent an organisation wishing to lay a wreath can you please contact us on 07811393259. Thank you.

CAROLS IN THE OPEN AIR

Following the success of our Carols with St Albans RC Primary last Christmas 23 we hope to repeat the event in December 2024. Watch this page for a date.