FREE taster tour of Key Hill Cemetery
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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