Sunday, July 14, 2024

History of Warstone Lane cemetery & exterior catacombs

sun11aug12:00 pmsun2:00 pmHistory of Warstone Lane cemetery & exterior catacombs12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Vyse Street, near Pitsford Street, Vyse Street, Birmingham, B18 Event Organized ByFriends of Key Hill & Warstone Lane Cemeteries

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Explore the fascinating history of Warstone Lane cemetery and its eerie exterior catacombs in this immersive in-person event.

Come and explore and join us for an unforgettable journey through the grounds of Warstone Lane cemetery.

Join us for the Warstone Lane cemetery tour to discover the fascinating history of the cemetery & its residents! Located at Vyse Street, near Pitsford Street, this in-person event will take you on a journey through time as we explore the stories of those laid to rest here. From notable figures to unsung heroes, you’ll uncover the rich tapestry of Birmingham’s past. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to delve into the history of one of the city’s most iconic landmarks!

On Sun 11 Aug 2024 , at 12:00 noon, we will delve into the fascinating stories hidden within the tombstones and catacombs of this historic Birmingham location.

During this in-person event, our knowledgeable guide will regale you with tales of the departed, bringing the cemetery’s rich history to life. Discover the secrets of stories from the stones as we explore the final resting place of Birmingham’s prominent figures and unsung heroes.

Uncover the mysteries of the catacombs, where the printer John Baskerville finally rests.

Feel the thrill as you walk in the footsteps of those who came before, their stories etched in stone.

Whether you’re a history enthusiast or simply seeking a unique experience, this cemetery tour promises to be an unforgettable adventure. So, mark your calendars and prepare to immerse yourself in the allure of Warstone Lane cemetery.

Warstone Lane cemetery C of E includes the final resting place of John Baskerville who died once but buried several times , Major Harry Gem co-founder of Lawn Tennis) , George William Manley -a Gentleman from the Ancient Order of the Druids , James Cooper VC recipient of the Victoria Cross, Edward Warrulan -son of an Aboriginal Chief, William Edward Hipkins -Titanic, Jacob Wilson-Last Town Crier ,John Postgate Food safety campaigner , John Inshaw -Steam Carriage.

Location: Vyse Street, Birmingham, B18

Neigbouring Key Hill cemetery tour at 2pm requires booking separately via our website ( top of page)

Cemetery tours do not include interior viewing of the catacombs.

Please view the Frequently asked Question at the bottom of this Eventbrite Booking page.

Friends of Key Hill cemetery and Warstone Lane cemetery caring for cemeteries and raising funds for grave restoration since 2004
Website: www.fkwc.org

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Time

August 11, 2024 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

Vyse Street, near Pitsford Street

Vyse Street, Birmingham, B18

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