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Eerie calendar of local graves is a surprise hit

AN ECCENTRIC businessman has released a creepy calendar, featuring graveyards from across Solihull and Birmingham.

AN ECCENTRIC businessman has released a creepy calendar, featuring graveyards from across Solihull and Birmingham.

Published just in time for Halloween, the Graveyards of Birmingham calendar features a snow-covered Robin Hood Cemetery in Shirley, and Hall Green’s Church of the Ascension graveyard among many others.

The spine-chilling item is even more unusual, as it runs from October 2012 – November 2013, and by the way it’s been flying off the shelves, it’s clear that shoppers find the theme dead interesting.

Despite its ghoulish subject, creator, Kevin Beresford, from Redditch, was adamant that the calendar was all in good taste.

“Some people might think it morbid, but I don’t photograph fresh graves, just ancient tombstones. It’s a quirky horror gift. People are bored of calendars of firemen’s six-packs. They want something different.

“Our point is that they’re unique – no-one else is doing graveyards.”

But he admitted that taking the photographs had shaken him up a little: “The only place I got a bit freaked out was the Warstone Road one. I’m normally quite bomb-proof, but I’d read it was the most haunted graveyard in Birmingham, and I went at dusk... I should have left the research till after.”

Graveyards may be an unusual choice for a calendar, but it is just one of the 60-year-old’s many wacky themes...previous efforts include insane asylums, roundabouts, prisons, and his biggest seller; roadkills.

q To buy one of Kevin’s calendars, visit www.roundaboutsofbritain.com

 

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