Key Hill Cemetery tour, stories from the stones & history of the catacombs


Sun Jan 14 2024 at 02:00 pm to 03:45 pm


Icknield Street near Key Hill Circus | Birmingham, EN

History of Key Hill Cemetery, history of the catacombs and history of the residents who rest here.
About this Event

Walk of the Christmas pudding and the winter blues and join us for an immersive journey through the fascinating Key Hill Cemetery in Birmingham. On Sunday, 14 January 2024, at 2pm , we will explore the rich history and captivating stories that lie within this historic burial ground.

Located on Icknield Street, Birmingham, B18, 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 guides 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 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 afternoon, the 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 the final is a non-denominational burail 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 repoter- 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

Both Key Hill cemetery & Warstone Lane cemetery both have entrances in Icknield Street. Key Hill cemetery has black railings & Warstone Lane cemetery has red railings.

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Where is it happening?

Icknield Street near Key Hill Circus, Key Hill Circus, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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GBP 8.00

Friends of Key Hill  & Warstone Lane Cemeteries

Host or Publisher Friends of Key Hill & Warstone Lane Cemeteries

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