John Postgate FRCS

This Brief Biography is by John R Postgate, an un-sung hero who campaigned against the widespread practice of mixing food with all sorts of things to increase profits. It seems incredible that anyone would object to John’s efforts to stop the practice but it was a long hard journey and we owe him a lot. Buried Warstone Lane – The Headstone Reads: In More...

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By admin On Saturday, November 30th, 2013
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Revd Edward H. Manning

 (Key Hill – K 526) This one is slightly different – I have included a short introduction to The Rev’d Edward H. Manning for those who may be unaware of the major part he played in the history of More...

By admin On Friday, November 29th, 2013
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William Murphy

This ‘Brief Biography’ is someone who most people would consider was “not a very nice man.” Many will know the phrase ‘The Murphy Riots’. by Doug Wilks Died March 12th, 1872 aged 48. Buried Key Hill More...

By admin On Friday, November 29th, 2013
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‘Sizzle’ – Henry Palethorpe

Henry Palethorpe The Birmingham General Cemetery (Key Hill) – K 466 Born 1829 in the Black Country. Died March 27th 1880. ‘In loving memory of Henry PALETHORPE of Dudley formerly of Birmingham who died More...

By admin On Friday, November 29th, 2013
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‘Edward Lant Tyndall

Died June 2nd 1912 aged 71 years No. 534 Section K – The General Cemetery (Key Hill Cemetery). Prominently connected with philanthropic causes, and particularly with those connected with temperance, religious More...

By admin On Thursday, November 28th, 2013
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Councillor Walker – ‘Blue Brick Walker’

Birmingham Post May 1871, Researched by Colin Giles on behalf of Jewellery Quarter Heritage. ‘A vacancy is caused in the representation of St. Martin’s Ward by the death of Mr Thomas Walker, which occurred More...

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