We have moved

We have moved please view our new website here We aim to reply to queries within 14 working days. Ensure you look in your junk mail for a reply. To view the the Mourning News click here Non members book your Guided Tours click here Guided Tours for Members with a current membership contact the… Continue Reading →

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We have moved website please contact us hereWe aim to respond to queries within 14 working days. Ensure you look in your junk mail for a reply. Come and volunteer with The Friends and make a difference to Birmingham. Please book your place via the link for litter pick on Sat 5 March 2022https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/litter-pick-key-hill-cemetery-warstone-lane-cemetery-tickets-254431450317?aff=ebdsoporgprofile Volunteers… 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 →


Key Hill Cemetery Private Bernard BALNAVES  74354,  F Co, Royal Medical Corps. Age 25 yrs. Son of Thomas & Frances L.BALNAVES  & husband of Florence M. BALNAVES  of 44 Mount Pleasant, Rookery Road, Handsworth, Birmingham.  Section R. Plot 600. Headstone broken & laid down on single tier base & kerbs. Also recorded on the screen wall War Memorial…. Continue Reading →


We have moved to http://www.fkwc.org/ AVERY   Thomas-  Avery Scales. M.P  Developed Saltley sewage works Buried in 1894  Key Hill  Cemetery -Section K. plot 1005 BEILBY Thomas  – Magistrate. Chartist Riots 1839. Buried Key Hill Cemetery Buried 1860 in  Key Hill Cemetery Section K. plot 1005 BIRD Alfred Snr –  1811-1878  Chemist who invented Birds Custard …. Continue Reading →

Key Hill Cemetery

We have moved our website -please contact us here  Key Hill Cemetery formally known as the General Cemetery at Kaye Hill Deed of settlement The Birmingham General Cemetery Company ESTABLISHED MDCCCXXXV Birmingham PUBLISHED BY B.HUDSON, BULL STREET 1838. Directors:  William ROOM, Charles EDGE, Alfred JUKES, William ROBERTSON, Richard HASLOCK, Jacob POPE, Joseph ROCK, Samuel SHAKESPEAR,… Continue Reading →

Warstone Lane Cemetery

Warstone Lane Cemetery , Known to some local people as  Brookfields Cemetery and the Mint Cemetery. Warstone Lane Cemetery  in the Jewellery Quarter , Hockley , Birmingham  belonged to the Church of England Cemetery Company. The Company was founded in 1845 to establish a burial ground for members of the Anglican church, following the opening of… Continue Reading →


We have moved website please contact us here The Friends of Key Hill Cemetery was established in 2004 by a small group of people who were concerned at the deterioration  of the cemetery and alarmed at the potential  loss of an important part of Birmingham’s Heritage. In 2009 Warstone Lane Cemetery was included, combing both… Continue Reading →

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