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Celebrating Birmingham’s Burial Grounds

Funder; Historic England
Project duration; October 2019 to November 2022

This project focuses on the social history to be discovered and shared by exploring 5 burial grounds in Birmingham which are:

  • Key Hill Cemetery
  • Warstone Lane Cemetery
  • St Mary’s Churchyard, Handsworth.
  • Brandwood End Cemetery
  • St Barnabas Closed Churchyard

Using a bespoke digital system we will map the 5 sites and run a series of events encouraging volunteers to help to survey the monument inscriptions, the social history to be uncovered within the Birmingham Archive and the biodiversity.

Project Newsletter – October 2021

Stories from the Stones

The Celebrating Birmingham’s Burial Grounds Project ran an afternoon of talks on subjects around this burial ground mapping and recording project on Saturday 20th November at the Birmingham and Midlands Institute in central Birmingham.

Speakers Included;

  • Harold Mytum, Professor of Archaeology at University of Liverpool. Harold is a leading expert on the study of graveyard memorials and author of several books and numerous papers.
  • Josie Wall is the Activities Programme Manager for the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project and a PhD student at the University of Birmingham.
  • Colin Fenn, Vice Chairman of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends.

A recording of the talks can be found here Stories from the Stones Films we apologise for the sound quality on some of the presentation.