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The Catacombs, Hockley

#1 by Sheldonboy , Sun May 02, 2010 7:16 pm

A bit of History Jo and I only discovered last year was the Warstone Lane Catacombs. Her are a few of the pictures I have taken are here although not up to Signmans standard they give you an idea of the scale of the place. SB


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#2 by Sheldonboy , Sun May 02, 2010 7:18 pm

Here are more


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#3 by Sheldonboy , Sun May 02, 2010 7:24 pm

Another couple, Iv'e tried not to duplicate any.


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#4 by Voltman , Mon May 03, 2010 8:37 am

Thanks for these views SB, it's somewhere I have meant to visit for years but although I am in the area a lot it never occurs to me to go and have a look while I am there.
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#5 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon May 03, 2010 8:44 am

SB. thanks for those, I've also heard of them but never got around to going there.
I'll put them on my list of places to photograph when I come to Birmingham next, which will be in the week June 13th-19th., I'm going to the Help for Heroes Police dispay at Throckmorton airfield, my grandson is with the Eurofighters at RAF Conningsby and will be there prior going to the Falklands.

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#6 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon May 03, 2010 9:59 am

Are you sure you were the only ones there SB.

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#7 by Voltman , Mon May 03, 2010 11:00 am

You're never alone in a graveyard but you still have to talk to yourself.

I was going to ask where you got that photo from Signman, I see it all now, very clever.
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#8 by Voltman , Mon May 03, 2010 11:04 am

I suppose that woman on the bench to left in SBs photo gave you the idea?


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#9 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon May 03, 2010 11:08 am

now you are having me on.

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#10 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon May 03, 2010 11:23 am

They do have open days at Key Hill Cemetery (that sounds odd). John. Mike and myself know a lady on another forum who belongs to an association called the Friends of Key Hill. If it wasn't for this group looking after the two Cemeteries down there they would be a right mess.

Knowing the Council they would love to get rid of it. I think it is only because of all the important people who were buried there that it is still open. Most of the Chamberlain family were buried there until it closed.

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#11 by Voltman , Mon May 03, 2010 11:29 am

Really Signman?


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#12 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon May 03, 2010 11:37 am

Phil, yes I know the lady in question, and you are completely right in your assumption, as is with everything that just doesn't quite fit the bill
it's only because of a dedicated band of volunteers such as these people we have what's left of our history.

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#13 by mollymandysb , Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:46 pm

those are amazing pictures and i did not know they existed. lets hope they are kept in tact for future generations.

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#14 by astoness , Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:03 pm

i have an ancestor buried in key hill catacombes...little may froggatt died 1883 aged 3

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#15 by Sheldonboy , Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:52 pm

I have just posted some pictures in the Gallery of Warstone Lane


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