Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery

Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery are both located in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter in Hockley.
The Friends of Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries, are a group of volunteers working to preserve, research, inform and promote these important historic and interesting cemeteries. Both Cemeteries are listed on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. There are a number of notable people buried in these two historic cemeteries.

Events:
Open Days: Heritage open days in the Cemeteries.
The Jewellery Quarter Festival and History Fairs where we can assist in helping you locate your family plot number.

Regular clean up days.

Guided Tours of the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries in Hockley.
Tours are the second Sunday in the month – January to November. None in December.

Tours of Warstone Lane Cemetery  start at 12 Noon – meet in Pitsford Street .
Tours of Key Hill Cemetery start at 2pm – meet at central island in Key Hill Cemetery

Tour Fees:
£3.00 per person per cemetery.
£5.00 per couple per cemetery. Free for children 16 years and under.
Free for members of the Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery.

A membership form is available by request should you wish to became a member of the Friends. All proceeds go towards the restoration of the cemeteries & graves.
The Friends are the only group to maintain the Cemeteries, restore headstones as well as researching the lives of those buried in these two historic cemeteries.

Membership Fees:
Single person £10.00 per annum
Couple at same address: £15.00 per annum
Groups & Societies: £20.00 per annum
Corporate: £50.00
Membership is for twelve months from the month you join.

The Burial Records are available to purchase from Midland Ancestors formerly known as the BMSGH at their  online shop for £4.75 each.
http://bmsgh-shop.org.uk/BIRM-Cemeteries

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Guided Tours Sunday 10 February 2019

Walk off the Winter Blues and discover Birmingham ‘s History.
Guided Tours of Key Hill Cemetery and Warstone Lane Cemetery Sunday  10 February 2019 .
Several Notable people are buried in these two historic cemeteries.
Tours of Warstone Lane Cemetery start at 12 Noon – meet in Pitsford Street.
Tours of Key Hill Cemetery start at 2pm – meet at central island in Key Hill Cemetery
Tour Fees:
£3.00 per person per cemetery.
£5.00 per couple per cemetery.
Free for children 16 years and under.
Free for members of the Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery.
All proceeds from Tours, Membership, Sales and Donations go towards the restoration of the headstones.
Guided Tours of the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries in Hockley.
Tours are the second Sunday in the month – January to November. None in December.

New Year Greetings

New Year Greetings to all visitors and members of the Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery. May 2019 be kind to you all, with Good Health , Happiness and breakthroughs in your Family History Research.
We look forward to seeing you at the  Local History Fairs and our Open days in 2019.

Last Tour for 2018 Sun 11 Nov

Guided Tours – Sunday  11 November 2018  –Remembrance Sunday 

Guided Tours of the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries in Hockley.
Tours are the second Sunday in the month – January to November. None in December.

Tours of Warstone Lane Cemetery  start at 12 Noon – meet in Pitsford Street .

Tours of Key Hill Cemetery start at 2pm – meet at central island in Key Hill Cemetery

Tour Fees:
£3.00 per person per cemetery.
£5.00 per couple per cemetery.
Free for children 16 years and under.
Free for members of the Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery.

All proceeds from Tours, Membership, Sales and Donations go towards the restoration of the headstones.

Family History  Day
Family History Centre
Penns Lane, Sutton Coldfield .
Saturday 3 November 2018

Time 10am -4pm

Family History Event Sat 3 Nov 2018

Family History  Day
Saturday 3 November 2018
Family History Event to be held on Saturday 3rd November at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints,
Penns Lane,
Sutton Coldfield
B76 1JU.
This is a free event and all are welcome.
10am – 4pm.
There will be a WW1 theme but all family history questions welcome.

Guided Tours – Sunday  14 October 2018 

Guided Tours – Sunday  14 October 2018 

Guided Tours of the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries in Hockley.
Tours are the second Sunday in the month – January to November. None in December.

Tours of Warstone Lane Cemetery  start at 12 Noon – meet in Pitsford Street .

Tours of Key Hill Cemetery start at 2pm – meet at central island in Key Hill Cemetery

Tour Fees:
£3.00 per person per cemetery.
£5.00 per couple per cemetery.
Free for children 16 years and under.
Free for members of the Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery.

All proceeds from Tours, Membership, Sales and Donations go towards the restoration of the headstones.

Free Mini Guided Tours of Key Hill Cemetery ,Sat 15 Sept. Heritage Open Day.

There will be two free mini guide tours of KEY HILL Cemetery for Heritage Open Day on Saturday 15 Sept.
Time of tours : 11am and repeated at 2pm .
Meet at the Friends Stall in WARSTONE Lane Cemetery on the corner of Vyse Street & Pitsford Street.

The Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery can assist you with the section and plot number of your family/ ancestors grave. Also if tell you if this is a private family grave or a public grave ( not to be confused with a paupers grave ) and how many are buried in the plot.   Time: 10.30am-3.30pm

Free mini guided tour tickets can be ordered below.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/key-hill-cemetery-mini-guided-tour-saturday-15-sept-2018-birmingham-jewellery-quarter-tickets-49000886972

 

Open day 15 sept 18

 

 

 

History Fair at BMI Sat 8 Sept Heritage Open Day

History Fair at the Birmingham & Midland Institute
Sat 8 Sept Heritage Open Day

Stalls including  The Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery help with    locating your ancestors plot number.
Birmingham & Midlands Society of Genealogy & Heraldry   ( Family History)
Visitors may also explore the members’ library, purchase vintage books and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the  library collections.
Families will enjoy the BMI treasure hunt and other surprises around the building. Don’t miss the bake sale in the BMI coffee lounge.

Time: 10.30am – 4pm
Venue: 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS
Corner of Margaret Street & Cornwall Street, by the side of the Council House.

 

BMI History Fair sept 2018

Guided Tours Sunday 9 September 2018

Guided Tours – Sunday 9 September 

Guided Tours of the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries in Hockley.
Tours are the second Sunday in the month – January to November. None in December.

Tours of Warstone Lane Cemetery  start at 12 Noon – meet in Pitsford Street .

Tours of Key Hill Cemetery start at 2pm – meet at central island in Key Hill Cemetery

Tour Fees:
£3.00 per person per cemetery.
£5.00 per couple per cemetery.
Free for children 16 years and under.
Free for members of the Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery.

All proceeds from Tours, Membership, Sales and Donations go towards the restoration of the headstones.

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