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Warstone Lane Cemetery
Vyse Street
Birmingham, B18 6LJ United Kingdom
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We’ve been working with Woolly Mammoth and over 250 poppy stitchers across Birmingham to create a community tapestry artwork, which commemorates the war dead of the JQ Cemeteries and all those killed in conflict around the world. Learn more here.

The cemeteries both contain war memorials, commonwealth war graves and family graves which commemorate service personnel killed in WWI and WWII, as well as graves belonging to civilians killed by bombing raids on Birmingham. We are creating a field of poppies, but we’d also like to add dog tags with those names on them before the artwork is assembled ready for it’s debut this summer.

Because of lockdown our stitchers were all sent kits in the post, but now we have the opportunity to come together and hand stamp the dog tags.
The process is very quick – you’ll get a demo from an experienced stamper and then a chance to make a dog tag for the tapestry.
No experience necessary. This activity is suitable for adults and children over the age of 8 years with adult supervision.

In order to prevent overcrowding, we’re assigning 30 minute time slots for groups of 5 people and asking everyone to book via eventbrite.
The activity will take place outside in Warstone Lane Cemetery – next to the war memorial (close to the gate on Warstone Lane), look for the black gazebo.

Wednesday 13th April – 10am, 10.30am and 11am
Friday 15th April – 10am, 10.30am and 11am
Saturday 17th April – 11am, 11.30am, 12noon and 12.30pm

If these timeslots get filled, more may be added on other days.

We’ll be ensuring that social distancing guidelines are followed to keep everyone safe. If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 please let us know so we can cancel your ticket. If you are travelling from outside the Jewellery Quarter please walk, cycle or use your own vehicle if possible. Face coverings are required on public transport.

During the Easter holidays we also have a variety of self-guided trails available, which can be downloaded or pick up a paper copy after your stamping workshop.


13th April 2021 @ 10:00 am
17th April 2021 @ 1:00 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: