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.

    Apr
    5
    Fri
    Guided Walk – “Medical” @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Apr 5 @ 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 those people from the medical profession, during the tour you will be given an insight into the history of the cemetery and its natural environment.

    Suitable footwear is recommended

    Apr
    25
    Thu
    Anzac Service @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 am

    Join us to commemorate those Australian casualties 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

    May
    4
    Sat
    Guided Walk – “Gruesome” @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    May 4 @ 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 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

    Jun
    2
    Sun
    Guided Walk – “Sportsmen” @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Jun 2 @ 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 notable Leicester sportsmen.  During the tour you will be given an insight into the history of the cemetery and its natural environment.

    Suitable footwear is recommended

    Jul
    6
    Sat
    Guided Walk – “The Arts” @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Jul 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 those involved in The Arts and headstones with symbolic meanings.  During the tour you will be given an insight into the history of the cemetery and its natural environment.

    Suitable footwear is recommended

    Aug
    4
    Sun
    Guided Walk – “The Great and the Good” @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Aug 4 @ 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 the notable Victorians who helped to shape our City.  During the tour you will be given an insight into the history of the cemetery and its natural environment.

    Suitable footwear is recommended

    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...

    Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

    The National centenary of Suffrage Flag which is currently travelling the country celebrating the story of the suffragettes will be in Leicester on Friday 26th October 2018 and is to be taken to all the places in the city that highlight the story of suffragettes.  Its...

    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

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