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.

    Jul
    6
    Fri
    Guided Walk – “Women” @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Jul 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 Leicester’s notable women, during the tour you will be given an insight into the history of the cemetery and its natural environment.

    Suitable footwear is recommended

    Aug
    3
    Fri
    Guided Walk – Gruesome @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Aug 3 @ 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

    Sep
    7
    Fri
    Guided Walk – “Education” @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Sep 7 @ 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 people who were involved with education, during the tour you will be given an insight into the history of the cemetery and its natural environment.

    Suitable footwear is recommended

    Oct
    5
    Fri
    Guided Walk – “Military” @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Oct 5 @ 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

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

     

    Picture Beth Walsh

    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...

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