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… Continue Reading →

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On this day ,29 January 1856, the Victoria Cross was officially established by Queen Victoria. It  is the highest and most prestigious award of the British honours system. It is awarded for valour “in the presence of the enemy” to members of the British Armed Forces.  James Cooper VC September 1840 – 9 August 1889… Continue Reading →

Exploring Warstone Lane Cemetery

Film – Exploring Warstone Lane Cemetery in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter , Hockley . The cemetery has undergone restoration to the catacombs , also new railings installed and new paths.Guided Tours are usually the second Sunday of the month except for December with the Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery the only group to raise funds… Continue Reading →

Guided Tours Sunday 13 Sept

Tour fees apply Guided Tours Sunday 13 Sept 2020 with social distancing and numbers will be limited.We will require your name and contact details in advance via contact tab should any possible track and trace be needed.  Tours of Warstone Lane Cemetery, start at 12 Noon (meet at the Catacombs, Pitsford St entrance ) .Tours of Key… Continue Reading →

WW2 Sandbag deaths

Five people killed  in an Air Raid ShelterSurvivors story at the Inquest An inquest was held in Birmingham on 6 November 1940 of  five people  were suffocated by a fall of sand when a wall of sandbags collapsed on them whilst they were sleeping in a public air raid shelter which was in a basement… Continue Reading →

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