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.

Aug
4
Fri
Guided Walk @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
Aug 4 @ 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 in unusual circumstances, during the tour you will be given an insight into the history of the cemetery and its natural environment.

Suitable footwear is recommended

Aug
19
Sat
Remembrance Service Belgian Casualties @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us to commemorate those Belgian soldiers who are buried here from WWI.  Meet at the Visitor Centre at 10:30, after which we will make our way to the War Cemetery within the Cemetery.  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.  The cost for each poppy cross is approx £1 and is paid to the Royal British Legion.

Sep
1
Fri
Guided Walk @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
Sep 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Guided Walk, 10.30am at the Visitor Centre
Fee £4 includes tea/coffee & biscuits.
A general tour of the cemetery visiting the graves of some of Leicester’s notable people, during the tour you will be given an insight into the history of the cemetery and its natural environment.

Suitable footwear is recommended

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
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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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...

360° Tours Now Live

The complete set of 360° tours have now been loaded onto our website.  We hope that you enjoy a more detailed look around our fantastic cemetery. Click on the link below and select your category to start viewing...

Visitor Centre 360° Tour

Following the launch of our new website we have now added a virtual tour of our centre of operations to our Visitor Centre page. Have a sneak preview below. Other tours to follow...

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