What’s On at Midland Ancestors –
Birmingham: Key Hill Cemetery and Warstone Lane Cemetery
Wed 6th April @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BSTFree
The Friends of Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries
Speakers: Jacqui Fielding and Richard Beardall
The Friends of Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries who formed in 2004, are a group of volunteers working to preserve, research, inform and promote these important historic and interesting cemeteries in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, Hockley. Jacqui will tell us about how the friends formed, Richard will then reveal that these Cemeteries are the final resting place for some of Birmingham’s most important industrialists, politicians and theologians.
This talk will cover why the cemeteries were created, why the locations where chosen and the biographies of some of the residents therein. It will also touch on the differences between the General Cemetery (Key Hill) and the Church of England Cemetery (Warstone) and the prospectus for their future preservation and restoration.
Previously planned for April 2019, rescheduled due to CV 19.
Note that this meeting is the time of year when we move from a Saturday to a Wednesday.
You can see the Friends website here – Click