Sunday, June 16, 2024

Key Hill tour, history of the cemetery, residents & catacombs

sun14jul2:00 pmsun3:45 pmKey Hill tour, history of the cemetery, residents & catacombs2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Icknield Street near Key Hill Circus, Key Hill Circus, Birmingham, B18 Event Organized ByFriends of Key Hill & Warstone Lane Cemeteries

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Join us for a tour of Key Hill cemetery, where we’ll explore its history, meet its residents,& view the unique exterior catacombs at 2pm

Come and join us for an immersive journey through the fascinating Key Hill Cemetery in Birmingham Sunday 14 July we will explore the rich history and captivating stories that lie within this historic burial ground.

Key Hill Cemetery is a hidden gem that holds countless tales of the past. This in-person event offers a unique opportunity to discover the secrets of the cemetery and delve into the lives of the individuals laid to rest here.

Our expert guide will lead you through the cemetery, sharing intriguing anecdotes and uncovering the hidden stories behind the gravestones. You’ll also have the chance to explore the exterior catacombs, a haunting underground labyrinth that adds an extra layer of mystery to the experience.

Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a curious explorer, or simply looking for a memorable morning, this Key Hill Cemetery tour promises to be a captivating adventure. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with the past and immerse yourself in Birmingham’s fascinating heritage.

Key Hill cemetery formally known as the General Cemetery and known as the hidden gem is a non-denominational burial ground & the resting place of:-

Joseph Chamberlain 3 times mayor, Alfred Bird – chemist & inventor of eggless custard , Thomas Avery founder of Avery weighing machines, William Murphy- Murphy Riots , Rev George Dawson, John Skirrow Wright , Joseph Tangye inventor , Marie Bethel Beauclerc First female reporter- shorthand, Constance Naden ,Poet &philosopher. Harriet Martineau, Henry Palethorpe – Sausages & pork pies, Joseph Gillott Pens ( Birmingham taught the world to write with is vast pen production) , Robert Lucas Chance Glass- Crystal Palace , William Butler -M & B Brewery, Thomas Walker , Isaac Horton, James Hinks. John Henderson, who built London’s Crystal Palace and the roof of the old New Street Station. Tolkien family ( JRR Tolkien used to visit Key Hill cemetery ) . The Martineau family. The Middlemore Family.

Key Hill cemetery has black railings , neigbouring Warstone Lane cemetery has red railings.

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July 14, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm


Icknield Street near Key Hill Circus

Key Hill Circus, Birmingham, B18

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