What's the project about?

This activity is part of the heritage programme which runs alongside
restoration work at Key Hill and Warstone Lane cemeteries in the Jewellery Quarter.

The First and Second World Wars both left a mark on communities in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham and around the world. Members of the armed services from both conflicts are remembered on War Memorials at both Warstone Lane and Key Hill. There are also white Commonwealth War Graves commission headstones in both cemeteries, plus a number of family graves who mention a loved one who died in war. We are aware of over 100 service personnel and will be sharing their names and stories as part of the project. We also want to highlight the civilian losses which are commemorated in the cemeteries.

Who can take part?

Everyone – although the activity is not suitable for younger children and children should be supervised. It is free to take part.


Woolly Mammoth has been commissioned by the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project to work with them on an exciting project to create a collaborative artwork of remembrance.

There are 250 stitch kits available and Josie Wall, who is coordinating the project, is looking for volunteers to join the stitch team. Please contact Josie if you would like to get involved.

It is free to take part and a kit will be sent to you in the post to do at home. You will be asked to return it to Josie by 20 March.

Interested? Josie would love to connect with you.


You can choose your poppy colour.

This project is possible thanks to funding from Birmingham City Council’s Municipal Charity and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.