I came accross your website whilst looking for a site for Walsall Wood Cemertary as my Grandad John Whittaker was killed in the Grove Pit. We are coming up to attend the 80th anniversary of the disaster but we do not know where his grave is, although we belive it is in Walsall Wood Cemertary. Myself and my 3 brothers are the only direct descendants of John Whittaker and welcome this opportunity to pay our respects. The footage was a great find. My father settled in Oxfordshire in the 1950′s and we do not have any living close relatives.
I made a bit of a ham fisted response, but have since learned that not all the victims were interred in Brownhills. If anyone can help and get a picture for Janet, that would be great.
As Janet says, it’s the 80th anniversary of this sad event soon, and I’ll be covering it here on the blog. In the meatime, here’s some shots of the memorial in Brownhills cemetery. Click on the images for larger versions.
I thank Janet for her enquiry and would like to take this opportunity to thank her for her contribution.
The memorial can be seen to the north of the cemetery, just below the ‘Great Charles Street’ legend.