Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery https://fbec.org.uk Restoration, conservation and respectful enjoyment of Brandwood End Cemetery and Chapels Wed, 15 Sep 2021 16:16:54 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 Sunshine for our Heritage Tree Walk https://fbec.org.uk/2021/09/15/sunshine-for-our-heritage-tree-walk/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/09/15/sunshine-for-our-heritage-tree-walk/#respond Wed, 15 Sep 2021 16:16:54 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=4234 Great turn out today for our first Heritage Week activity.

22 people spent several hours today enjoying the trees and the environment that is Brandwood End Cemetery.


Our thanks go to Dean Paul for such an interesting and informative walk and special thanks to all those that attended, for supporting us in Heritage Week.

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Tree Walk this week. https://fbec.org.uk/2021/09/13/tree-walk-this-week/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/09/13/tree-walk-this-week/#respond Mon, 13 Sep 2021 18:20:55 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=4228 Just a reminder that Ranger Dean will be leading a ‘tree walk’ in the cemetery at 1pm this Wednesday the 15th. No need to book , just meet at the Lodge on the main drive. This is the first event in our Heritage Open Week (The Bat walk sneaked in early!) Stout footwear advised.

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All our Section Markers are sparking now! https://fbec.org.uk/2021/09/12/all-our-section-markers-are-sparking-now/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/09/12/all-our-section-markers-are-sparking-now/#respond Sun, 12 Sep 2021 21:57:49 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=4224 We gave a shout out for someone to wash all the dirty Section Markers in the cemetery and Rebecca and young David stepped up- and what an amazing job they did. Well Done. This has been such a help to make the cemetery look loved for Open Day on the 19th.

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Bowen Memorial restored https://fbec.org.uk/2021/09/12/bowen-memorial-restored/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/09/12/bowen-memorial-restored/#respond Sun, 12 Sep 2021 21:54:34 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=4220 Great restoration by Mark Brady of the ‘Bowen Memorial’ . Well done Mark !

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Looking Ahead. https://fbec.org.uk/2021/09/09/looking-ahead/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/09/09/looking-ahead/#respond Thu, 09 Sep 2021 13:18:57 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=4208 Its hard for the committee of FBEC to look ahead past Heritage Open week and our own Open Event – but our next ‘activity’ looms on the horizon.  On the morning of October 13th we will be hosting a walk led by a Fungi expert and organised by Caring for God’s Acre.  I am sure this will be popular so book your place as soon as you can.

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Great support for our Litter Pick https://fbec.org.uk/2021/09/06/great-support-for-our-litter-pick/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/09/06/great-support-for-our-litter-pick/#respond Mon, 06 Sep 2021 09:41:22 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=4204 Dry weather and lots of volunteers. What more can you ask?  15 bags, 13 people. A good days work.

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Final Litter Pick Reminder https://fbec.org.uk/2021/09/04/final-litter-pick-reminder-2/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/09/04/final-litter-pick-reminder-2/#respond Sat, 04 Sep 2021 08:03:22 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=4202 Last litter pick of the summer and the last chance to tidy up  before the Heritage Open event on the 19th!  Saturday 4th September, 10am meet at the Lodge on the main drive.

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Great turn out for Bat Walk. https://fbec.org.uk/2021/09/01/great-turn-out-for-bat-walk/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/09/01/great-turn-out-for-bat-walk/#respond Wed, 01 Sep 2021 20:48:15 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=4199 Over 50 people joined Chris and Mike from Brum Bats and Ranger Dean plus his helpers as they led a Bat Walk from  Jasmin Fields to Brandwood Pool- via the cemetery. The Bat appearances were a bit few and far between this year but that didn’t dampen people’s enthusiasm. We detected a few bats along the canal corridor, a few in the cemetery but silence by Brandwood Pool. Most unusual but never mind, better luck next time. I think everyone was glad to be able to attend an event, even though it was outdoors and in bubbles!

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A few places remain at this event https://fbec.org.uk/2021/08/31/a-few-places-remain-at-this-event/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/08/31/a-few-places-remain-at-this-event/#respond Tue, 31 Aug 2021 17:03:23 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=4197 Memorial Recording – Exploring the Stories of Brandwood End Cemetery Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

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Summer Litter Pick date. https://fbec.org.uk/2021/08/31/summer-litter-pick-date/ https://fbec.org.uk/2021/08/31/summer-litter-pick-date/#respond Tue, 31 Aug 2021 16:50:12 +0000 https://fbec.org.uk/?p=4193 September’s Litter Pick is to be held on this coming Saturday, 4th September. Meet at the Lodge at 10am. This is the last litter pick before our Heritage week of events in mid months so we want to make sure that the cemetery looks spick and span. Remember stout footwear and gloves- we have the rest.

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