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
    Fri
    Guided Walk @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Guided Walk, 10.30am at the Visitor Centre
    Fee £4 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

    Oct
    27
    Fri
    Ivy Clearing @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Oct 27 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Join the Friends and the students from Leicester University in a spot of gardening to uncover some of the wonderful headstones within our cemetery. Please email us via the ‘Contact Us’ page, in order to book a place so that we can ensure that we have enough equipment for everyone.

    There will be a break for refreshments.

    Suitable footwear is essential, all other equipment will be provided

    Nov
    3
    Fri
    The Base Hospital Exhibition @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Nov 3 @ 10:30 am – Nov 19 @ 3:30 pm

    With thanks to the Leicestershire Records Office for allowing us to host this exhibition which will be held at the Visitor Centre, Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester from Friday 3rd November to Sunday 19th November.
    The opening times are as follows:

    Friday 3rd November10:3015:30
    Saturday4th November10:0013:00
    Sunday5th November10:3013:00
    Friday10th November10:0015:30
    Saturday11th November10:0013:00
    Sunday12th November10:3013:00
    Friday17th November10:0015:30
    Saturday18th November10:0013:00
    Sunday19th November10:3013:00

    Entry free

    Nov
    11
    Sat
    Armistice Day Remembrance Service @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Nov 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

    Join us to commemorate those soldiers that are buried here from all conflicts in a short service.  Meet at the Visitor Centre at 10:30, after which we will make our way to the War Cemetery within the Cemetery for the 11am service.  Following the service refreshments will be served in the Visitor Centre.  The event is free to attend but donations are welcome to cover the cost of the Poppy Crosses we put out every year on all the Commonwealth War Graves plus those interred in the War Cemetery and those commemorated on family plots.  The cost for each poppy cross is approx £1 and is paid to the Royal British Legion.

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    Nov
    24
    Fri
    Ivy Clearing @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Nov 24 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Join the Friends and the students from Leicester University in a spot of gardening to uncover some of the wonderful headstones within our cemetery. Please email us via the ‘Contact Us’ page, in order to book a place so that we can ensure that we have enough equipment for everyone.

    There will be a break for refreshments.

    Suitable footwear is essential, all other equipment will be provided

    The Base Hospital Exhibition

    With thanks to the Leicestershire Records Office for allowing us to host this exhibition at the Visitor Centre, from Friday 3rd November to Sunday 19th November. Please see the Events panel for opening times and details

    Heritage Open Days

    We are pleased to announce that we shall again be participating in this years 'Heritage Open Days' which was established in 1994, and is England's contribution to the European Heritage Days which has since grown into the country's largest heritage festival. The events...

    Armistice Service 12th November 2016

    The Remembrance Service on 12th November was very well attended.  We were successful in tracing the relatives of some of the soldiers who died in the Battle of the Somme between July and November 1916 and who were either buried or commemorated on family graves within...

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