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Rose Villa Tavern
172 Warstone Lane
Birmingham, West Midlands B18 6JW United Kingdom
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An evening tour which introduces many of the notable Brummies laid to rest in the JQ Cemeteries with an experienced guide.

Join Dennis Cluley, who has been working in the Jewellery Quarter since 2007, for an informative evening tour exploring Key Hill and Warstone Lane cemeteries, a fun way to end the work day!

A fantastic chance to explore the newly restored cemeteries and learn about famous faces from Birmingham past who found their final resting places in the Jewellery Quarter, including John Baskerville who died once and was buried three times!

Tickets cost £5 and booking is essential as places are limited to ensure social distancing. Ticket revenue will contribute to the gravestone restoration fund. You will visit some memorials in need of restoration on the tour.

We will meet outside The Rose Villa Tavern at 5.30pm and walk over to the cemeteries together. The tour takes around 1 hour and 30 mins but questions are encouraged so please allow 2 hours.


7th July 2021
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Josie Wall

Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project


We had an amazing day yesterday at the @jqbid #jqfestival collaborating with @jo_gane1 @suslifeuk @dontgointothecellar and of course the @friendskeyhillwarstonelanecem meeting so many amazing people

We couldn't have done it without everyone's help, including loads of support behind the scenes from @bhamcitycouncil @coffin_works @thehivejq and all the amazing #JQHeritageSquad volunteers.

Now we need to sleep for a week but then we'll be buzzing with ideas for 2023!

We are very excited about 'Diamonds in the Rough' a unique tour with storytelling & live performance, exploring queer history in the JQ Cemeteries for LGBT History Month.
Join Sheldon K Goodman and
Sacha Coward from @thecemeteryclub
on 12th-14th February:

#lgbthistory #valentinesday #birmingham #jewelleryquarter #jewelleryquarterbirmingham #cemetery #tour #birminghamheritage

This project is possible because of funding from: