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Jewellery Quarter Research Trust

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Past Projects

Record Headstones

Over seven year Dick Empson , with the occasional  support of others recorded over 6,000 headstones in Key Hill and Warstone Lane cemeteries.

Databases + Website

Once the data was recorded it was decided to put the material on a free to use website. The website has been a great success and was created and is maintained by JQRT chair Douglas Wilks

Coffin Works

The JQRT was involved in the early research unearthing the history and facts about Newman Brothers. The JQRT is pleased that this close relationship has continued.

CWGC

The Battle of the Somme was the most devastating engagement fought during the First World War. In partnership with the CWGC, the JQRT produced events and a wide range of information.

Current  Projects

St Pauls Church

As part of JQRT digital archive information about key JQ churches is being added to the JQRT’s database.

St Phillips Church

As part of JQRT digital archive information about key JQ churches is being added to the JQRT’s database.

George Dawson

Part of B’ham’s connection to Shakespeare is the ‘Civic Gospel’ preacher, George Dawson who is Buried at Key Hill Cemetery. The JQRT is contributing and playing a part in this exciting project.

Shakespeare

B’ham Uni, BCC and the JQRT are collaborating on a plan to revive the city’s almost-forgotten B’ham Shakespeare Memorial Library. This also includes Key Hill cemetery’s strong Shakespeare connection.

Townscape Heritage

TH aim is to regenerate

an area within the Jewellery Quarter’s ‘industrial middle’ through the repair and restoration of historic buildings and the delivery of events and

activities for all.

B’ham Councillors

The JQRT has been given permission to publish the result of extensive research carried out by one of our supporters for her PhD.

JQ Cemeteries BID

The JQRT is to play a role in the renovation, improvement and conservation of the historic

Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries (Warstone Lane and Key Hill) making them more accessible to a wider range of people.

JQ Digital Archive

The JQRT has from the beginning intended to create a digital archive of all the material that it has. Discussions continue regarding the future of the database and other material.the JQRT and other organisations have.

Databases + Website

Over seven year Dick Empson , with the occasional  support of others recorded over 6,000 headstones in Key Hill and Warstone Lane cemeteries.

Coffin Works

Over seven year Dick Empson , with the occasional  support of others recorded over 6,000 headstones in Key Hill and Warstone Lane cemeteries.

CWGC

Over seven year Dick Empson , with the occasional  support of others recorded over 6,000 headstones in Key Hill and Warstone Lane cemeteries.

Digital Grave Plans

There is a need for a new set of digital layout plans to help people find a grave also to it can be used to analyse the order and layout of the graves.

Future  Projects