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“When a man has his comfort, his health, his security, the mind and the spirit have needs of their own too, and those need to be satisfied. This means that the city which really is a city must have parks as well as prisons, an art gallery as well as an asylum, books and libraries as well as baths and washhouses, schools as well as sewers. It must think of beauty and dignity no less than of order and of health.”
Free Reference Library Inaugural address given by George Dawson 1866
Who we are
Jewellery Quarter Research Trust is a not-
We specialise in the history and records of the two Jewellery Quarter cemeteries: Key Hill and Warstone Lane. The Grade II* and Grade II cemeteries are an important part of Birmingham's history and heritage. Opened by non-
The cemeteries are the last resting place of nine Birmingham mayors, of alderman, councillors, M.P.s, industrialists, ministers, politicians, a holder of the Victoria Cross and many heroes of war and of reform, a British royal ancestor and the son of an aboriginal king, and of tens of thousands of people who, by their skills and determination helped make Birmingham the great city it is today. Find out more on our ' Research and Records' page.
In the Church of the Saviour, George Dawson developed the concept of the Civic Gospel. He called upon his congregation to join him in the struggle "to improve conditions in the town and the quality of life enjoyed by its citizens". His sermons electrified the Birmingham public and influential members of his Church included. Some are listed here.