Guided tour of Warstone Lane cemetery Stories from & history of catacombs


Sun Oct 08 2023 at 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm


Vyse Street, near Pitsford Street | Birmingham, EN

Stories from the Stones Warstone Lane cemetery tour & history of catacombs
About this Event

Come and join us for the Stories from the Stones walking history tour with our experienced guide includes the history of Warstone Lane Cemetery ,viewing the exterior tiered catacombs and the residents resting in this Church of England Victorian Cemetery.

The final resting place of John Baskerville (died once & buried several times ) , Major Harry Gem ( 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.

This tour does not include viewing the interior of catacombs. Catacombs tours are rare events and will be advertised via Eventbrite , wise to click “ Follow” to be updated with the tours for late spring 2023.Or view events on the Friends website via “more”.

Tours of Warstone Lane Cemetery in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter , Hockley , begin at 12 Noon please arrive by 11.50 to be booked in . Also allow time for traffic hold ups. ( see separate listing for nearby Key Hill Tour at 2pm )

Meeting place : In the cemetery near catacombs . Entrances at Vyse Street/ Pitsford Street / Warstone Lane & Icknield Street at 11.50am for a 12noon start.

Tickets via Eventbrite £8.00 plus booking fee .

Children under 16 years no charge please contact the Friends via the website to ensure that spaces are available . All Children must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

Please read " About this event" plus the “ F.A.Q’s “ on the booking page as well as viewing the image of the map- this may answer any questions you have .

Finding a grave : Should you require to find the location of a family grave, the Friends may be able to assist. Please note this is unlikely to be achieved before , during , or after a guided tour. With prior notice the Friends may be able to arrange for you to meet a volunteer on a separate day with a date and time to suit you both. Should you require this voluntary service please email the Friends in advance with the family names and year of death if known, also state which cemetery if known. Note that enquires are replied to in order that they are received.

Regarding future events and tours please click on blue “ Follow” tab, on the Friends Eventbrite page, you will be automatically informed of forthcoming events or view website

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Where is it happening?

Vyse Street, near Pitsford Street, Vyse Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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GBP 8.00

Friends of Key Hill  & Warstone Lane Cemeteries

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