Saturday, September 10, 2011


 This year, the Friends of key Hill & Warstone Lane Cemeteries staged their heritage day in Warstone Lane.  Stalls present included those from the "Friends", BMSGH, C-Op Funeral Services, Mac Joseph and others.

 A general view by the Vyse Street entrance.

 There some striking monuments here.

 This memorial is for the first people to be interred in Warstone Lane Cemetery. Interestingly, for me, was that some Fishers had been interred in the grave, albeit at a later date.

On the memorial above is a dedication to William Edward Hipkins, a former managing director of Avery Weigh-Tronix, a Smethwick company, who perished on the Titanic on the 15th April 1912, aged 55.
Other members of his family are buried here as well.

The "Tree-Trunk" memorial.

The cemetery lodge.

The memorial to the local service-men who were killed in World War 1.

A series of panels engraved with the names of the war-dead. MIs to follow.

The Co-Op Funeral Services stall.

"We can wait!"

 Looking into the catacombs basin.

 Catacombs 2.

 Catacombs 3.

Socialising in the sun-shine.
Some of the exhibitors stalls.