Author Topic: Death in the Quarry? Rose Hill on the Lickeys.  (Read 509 times)


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Death in the Quarry? Rose Hill on the Lickeys.
« on: November 12, 2019, 12:02:06 PM »
There is a rumour that two Boy Scouts were killed when they fell down the sheer face of the quarry at the foot of Rose Hill (opposite what was the old Bilberry Hill Tea Room and then became the building owned by the Birmingham Boys Clubs).
Sadly I have no idea when this tragic event took place, if indeed it actually happened. It might have been as far back as the 1940s or 1950s.
Does anyone perhaps remember their parents talking about this?
I am researching the long history of the 1st Lickey Scout Group and would like to establish if there is any truth to the rumour and, if so, did it involve Lickey Scouts. Or were they scouts from a different Group who just happened to be on the Lickey Hills that day.
A digital search of the Birmingham Post (via British Newspapers Online) has not revealed anything. If true, there must have been a coroner's inquest but sadly those records are not open to the public.
Can anyone throw any further light on this rumour?
Thanks in anticipation. Mike Dodman, Bromsgrove.


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Re: Death in the Quarry? Rose Hill on the Lickeys.
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2019, 05:49:54 PM »
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