FREE taster tour of Key Hill Cemetery

01
Jun
Key Hill Cemetery -meet on the corner of Vyse Street & Pitsford Street at the Friends Stall.
11 am
Open to the public

Key Hill Cemetery formally known as the General Cemetery Come and learn about some of prominent people who rest here. Joseph Chamberlain -3 times Lord Mayor: Alfred Bird – invented Eggless Custard Harriet Martineau -Author & Philosopher: Joseph Tangye Industrialist : Constance Naden - Author & Philosopher : Robert Lucas -Chance supplied glass for Crystal Palace : Henry Palethorpe - Founder of Palethorp Sausages : Thomas Walker - who introduced the blue brick pavements instead of cobbles: Abraham Follett Osler - Clockmaker pioneered measurement of metro logical data. Thomas Osler - son of Abraham , made the Chrystal Fountain for the Chrystal Palace. Joseph P. Williams – Founder of Post Office Savings Bank Thomas Avery – Avery Scales . M.P. Developed Saltley Sewage Works. William Butler – Founder of Mitchells & Butler Brewery. Joseph Gillett – Pen Maker James Hinks – Perfected Duplex Oil lamps, President of Aston Villa Football Club George Dawson – Inspirational Minister introduced the 1870 Education Act John Skirrow Wright - Creator of the Postal Order: Button Maker , M.P , J.P Champion of the Poor. William Murphy – Anti-papal lecturer , speeches lead to the “Murphy Riots”. Meet at the Friends Stall on the corner of Vyse Street & Pitsford Street for guided tour of KEY HILL CEMETERY at 10.50 am for a 11am start.

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Vyse Street, Hockley,
Hockley,
B18 6LE
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