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
    6
    Fri
    Guided Walk – “Flyers” @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Apr 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 the airmen from the Royal Air Force and the Royal Flying Corps who died in conflicts. During the tour you will be given an insight into the history of the cemetery and its natural environment.

    Suitable footwear is recommended

    Apr
    7
    Sat
    Remembrance Service – 100 Year Anniversary of the RAF @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Join us to commemorate those airmen that are buried here in a service of remembrance to commemorate the anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force. 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.

    Apr
    25
    Wed
    Anzac Service @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 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
    Fri
    Guided Walk – “Crime and Punishment” @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    May 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 those who were involved in crime or punishment, during the tour you will be given an insight into the history of the cemetery and its natural environment.

    Suitable footwear is recommended

    Jun
    1
    Fri
    Guided Walk – “Medical” @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Jun 1 @ 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 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

    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

    2017/2018 Christmas and New Year opening times

    We would like to thank our members and visitors for their support and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Please note that the Visitor Centre opening hours over the holiday period will be as follows: Friday 22 Dec Open 10:00 – 15:30 Saturday 23 Dec...

    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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