Monday, February 26, 2024

Memorial recordings in Warstone Lane Cemetery, Volunteers Required

Burial Grounds are full of stories, of lives long lived and those cut tragically short. They chart the history of our communities, they tell stories of immigration, war, and disasters, of fashion and wealth and it is this rich social history we will explore.

Find out how and why to record memorials and help us capture this important resource of Birmingham’s social history. This is a practical, outdoor session on a site with a variety of terrain including wide surfaced pathways.

Please wear sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing – rain stopped play at the last session for the Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery.

Rain stopped play when the Friends attended on Tuesday 18 May, but 10 out of 10 to Helen a member of the Friends in reaching one side of a memorial, hidden from view she had to climb over railings and then get into the overgrowth to read out the inscription to take notes.

Volunteers required to assist with memorial recordings in Warstone Lane Cemetery on Monday 14th June 4-6pm, Weds 14th July 12-2pm, and Weds 18th August 4-6pm. This event is organised by Caring for God’s Acre.

by Jacqui Fielding

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