News & Events

The Friends host a number of public events throughout the year.  We are also happy to arrange bespoke tours for groups – please contact us for further details.

    Oct
    6
    Sun
    Guided Walk – “Military” @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Guided Walk, 10.30am at the Visitor Centre
    Fee £5 includes tea/coffee & biscuits.
    A tour of the cemetery visiting the graves of some of those who died during conflict. During the tour you will be given an insight into the history of the cemetery and its natural environment.

    Suitable footwear is recommended

    Nov
    9
    Sat
    Armistice Day Remembrance Service @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Nov 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

    The Friends of Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Invite you to attend their Armistice Day Service on Saturday 9th November at 10:30 a.m.
    The service will be held as usual on the Saturday nearest to Armistice Day, attendees are requested to meet at the Visitor Centre at 10:30 am before proceeding to the War Cemetery where the service will take place.
    The Friends Group have been holding these services for a number of years and place poppy crosses out for all the people either buried or commemorated on family graves every year, this year approx. 670 crosses will be placed in front of the Wall of Remembrance in the War Cemetery, a task which takes some considerable time and effort, however the result is well worth it as I am sure you will appreciate.  The cost for each poppy cross is approx £1 and is paid to the Royal British Legion
    We are hoping that as many members and other interested organisations as possible will be able to attend.
    Light refreshments will be served in the Visitor Centre afterwards.

    Picture Beth Walsh

    William Flint – Leicester’s Classical Architect

    William Flint – Leicester’s Classical Architect

    William Flint was an architect in Leicester helping to set the landscape of the town during the mid-Nineteenth Century. He designed in the Classical style and much of his work still exists. He is rather unsung, and most of the research for this book appears in print...

    Our program of walks 2019

    Our program of walks 2019

    Please see our News & Events panel in the new year for more information concerning our schedule for walks in 2019

    Armistice Day Remembrance Service

    Armistice Day Remembrance Service

    The Friends of Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester Invite you to attend their Armistice Day Service on Saturday 10th November at 10:30 a.m. As the University of Leicester was founded as a memorial to the Great War that connection will be marked this year by the fact that...

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