15 new native trees for the cemetery.

Today the Friends were joined by local pupils of St Albans Catholic Primary school, Councillors, Tree Officers….and a Ranger, to start what we hope will be an ongoing tree replacement project ! Birmingham Trees for Life organised today’s event after the local Tree Officer appealed for help to replace the 64 Poplar Trees recently removed …

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Tree replacement programme begins…

Tree planting event, 10.30am Tuesday 15th January- Turn left off the main drive and head downhill…. Birmingham Trees for Life and pupils of St Albans RC Primary school will be joining the Friends as we make a start on replacing the 64  trees that were recently felled adjacent to Sunderton Road and Broad Lane. Some …

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Heritage Open event 2018- We shall remember them.

This is a lovely film showing a small aspect of our Heritage event this year. Doug Smith, his colleagues and three young ladies from Swanshurst Girls School brought to life some of those buried in Brandwood End who lost their lives as a result of action in WW1. Those ‘remembered’ were all real….. and died …

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Kindertransport ….what do you know????

The first Kindertransport train left Berlin on 1 December 1938. Tomorrow marks 80 years since that first train. The Kindertransport or Children’s Transport was a humanitarian programme which rescued  children (the majority of whom were Jewish) from danger in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Holland between November 1938 and May 1940. Approximately 10,000 children were sent …

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