Sunday, June 16, 2024

An Introduction to the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries, an early evening tour

fri21jun5:30 pmfri7:30 pmAn Introduction to the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries, an early evening tour5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Rose Villa Tavern, 172 Warstone Lane, Birmingham, B18 6JW Event Organized ByFriends of Key Hill & Warstone Lane Cemeteries

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An evening tour which introduces many of the notable Brummies laid to rest in both Warstone Lane cemetery & neigbouring Key Hill Cemetery.

Guided Evening Tour: An Introduction to the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries

Join us for a captivating evening as we delve into the rich history of the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries. This in-person event is perfect for history enthusiasts, curious minds, and anyone with a love for the intriguing tales of the past.

On Fri 21 June 2024 at 17:30pm , we will gather at The Rose Villa Tavern to embark on a fascinating journey through time. Led by the experienced guide Dennis Cluley, we will explore the hidden stories behind the tombstones, catacombs , and memorials that grace these historic grounds.

Immerse yourself in the atmospheric charm of the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries as we uncover the lives of the remarkable individuals buried here. From influential craftsmen to beloved community figures, their legacies will come alive through captivating anecdotes and historical insights.

This is a fantastic chance to explore the newly restored cemeteries, view the architecture and learn about the famous faces from Birmingham past who found their final resting places in the Jewellery Quarter, including John Baskerville who died once and was buried several times, Joseph Chamberlain 3x Lord Mayor, a link to the Titanic, Major Harry Gem- Lawn Tennis, The family of author Kathleen Dayus, Alfred Bird- Custard, The Tolkien Family, Birmingham’s last Town Crier, Constance Naden, Harriet Martineau, also the world’s smallest performing person, along with interesting tales of the muched loved residents who rest in these two historic Grade II listed cemeteries.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries in the company of fellow history enthusiasts. Book your spot now and prepare to be enthralled by the secrets that lie within these hallowed grounds.

Please ensure you read”Frequently Asked Questions ” below before purchasing your ticket.

Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.



June 21, 2024 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Rose Villa Tavern

172 Warstone Lane, Birmingham, B18 6JW

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