Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery https://fbec.org.uk Restoration, conservation and respectful enjoyment of Brandwood End Cemetery and Chapels Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:02:52 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.1 What a difference a fence makes!! https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/22/what-a-difference-a-fence-makes/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/22/what-a-difference-a-fence-makes/#respond Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:02:52 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=4017 The new permanent fence is now in place and the old fencing has been removed. I think you will agree that this has made an amazing difference. Well done to all concerned.

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Please, remove the wrapping before leaving your flowers graveside. https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/21/please-remove-the-wrapping-before-leaving-your-flowers-graveside/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/21/please-remove-the-wrapping-before-leaving-your-flowers-graveside/#respond Wed, 21 Apr 2021 20:01:49 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=4011 We know how annoying litter can be, so can we make an appeal to visitors to the cemetery. Our worst litter problem is that of flower paper.  Once flowers are past their best they become light weight and they, along with their surrounding paper, get blown around the cemetery.

Please remove all the paper before leaving your flowers graveside.                  Thank you

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New fence will improve view of Chapels. https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/21/new-fence-will-improve-view-of-chapels/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/21/new-fence-will-improve-view-of-chapels/#respond Wed, 21 Apr 2021 19:46:44 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=4004 Yet again Bereavement Services have come up trumps and installed a lovely new permanent fence around the chapel buildings. The original fencing was a temporary ‘builders yard’ type- and gave this magnificent building a look of  ‘waiting for demolition’ . Nothing could be further from the truth!

The new fence is a finer mesh and a shade of green that means it is less of an obstruction to the view of the chapels. We hope soon to be able to install some permanent information boards on the fence.

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Daffodils in bloom. https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/15/daffodils-in-bloom/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/15/daffodils-in-bloom/#respond Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:54:53 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=4002 The committee members, who spent quite a lot of time planting these daffodils, are so pleased when they pop up each spring. It makes all our efforts worth it.  Thank you Julia for the lovely photograph, capturing a true sense of Spring.

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Damaged Commonwealth War Grave headstone replaced. https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/15/damaged-commonwealth-war-grave-headstone-replaced/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/15/damaged-commonwealth-war-grave-headstone-replaced/#respond Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:50:14 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=4000 Our Chairman, Julia Griffin, reported one of the Commonwealth War Grave Headstones in Brandwood End had been damaged and we are very pleased to say that their staff have replaced the damaged stone with a brand new one. It is looking good, back where is should be on the grave of Gunner Adams.

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Diamond Wood sign back in place. https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/15/diamond-wood-sign-back-in-place/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/15/diamond-wood-sign-back-in-place/#respond Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:43:59 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=3992 Our thanks to Ground Staff Foreman, Tony Purcell, for arranging the repairs to the Diamond Woodland sign. The weather had overcome it!  It is now back in place.

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Fancy a Ramble? https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/04/fancy-a-ramble/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/04/fancy-a-ramble/#respond Sun, 04 Apr 2021 19:41:01 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=3987 Can we recommend you join Birmingham Ramblers for a lovely walk through Jasmin Fields Nature Reserve and the cemetery on Saturday the 17th April. For details follow this link.

 

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Update on cemetery opening hours. https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/02/update-on-cemetery-opening-hours/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/02/update-on-cemetery-opening-hours/#respond Fri, 02 Apr 2021 10:39:59 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=3982  

STANDARD OPENING HOURS FOLLOWING EASTER HOLIDAY PERIOD.

Monday and Wednesday       8.30am to 7.30pm

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday     3.30pm to 7.30pm

Saturday and Sunday              10am to 5pm.

Please always check the Birmingham City Council site as times can change suddenly.

Brandwood End cemetery | Birmingham City Council

Our apologies for having to keep amending this post but the BCC site doesn’t like being copied over to our site!!

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OPENING TIMES OVER EASTER. https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/02/opening-times-over-lockdown/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/02/opening-times-over-lockdown/#respond Fri, 02 Apr 2021 10:24:28 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=3979 THE CEMETERY WILL BE OPEN FROM 10AM TILL 5PM – GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER MONDAY.

 

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Beautiful blossom. https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/01/beautiful-blossom/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/04/01/beautiful-blossom/#respond Thu, 01 Apr 2021 21:28:13 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=3972 Fantastic photographs showing the start of the blossom in Brandwood End.  More to come……

 

Our thanks to Robert Houghton for these wonderful photographs. Those of you that are users of Facebook can see more photographs on our Facebook page.

(4) Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery | Facebook

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