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.

    Mar
    10
    Tue
    Ivy Clearing @ Welford Road Cemetery
    Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

    Join The Leicester Environmental Volunteers organised by Leicester City Council to help maintain this beautiful space. Free refreshments for willing workers! To join in you must register with www.leicester.gov.uk/parks -volunteering via their website or e-mail lev@leicester.gov.uk if preferred.

    Date subject to change.

    Apr
    3
    Fri
    Guided Walk – Symbolism @ Welford Road Cemetery
    Apr 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

    A look at the symbolism of the amazing headstones to be found in Welford Road and a general insight into the Cemetery

    Tour lasts approximately 2 hours and includes refreshments in the Visitor Centre and a chance to look at the displays.

    Apr
    4
    Sat
    Talk by Brian Johnson – “Who do you think lived in a house like this” @ Welford Road Cemetery
    Apr 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Join us at the Visitor Centre for a talk “Who do you think lived in a house like this” by Brian Johnson. Most of the residents from this talk now reside in Welford Road cemetery. Booking essential as places limited.

    Cost includes refreshments.

    Apr
    14
    Tue
    Ivy Clearing @ Welford Road Cemetery
    Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

    Join The Leicester Environmental Volunteers organised by Leicester City Council to help maintain this beautiful space. Free refreshments for willing workers! To join in you must register with www.leicester.gov.uk/parks -volunteering via their website or e-mail lev@leicester.gov.uk if preferred.

    Date subject to change.

    Apr
    25
    Sat
    Anzac Service @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 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
    1
    Fri
    Guided Walk – Medical @ Welford Road Cemetery
    May 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

    A look at those buried here that had connections to the Medical world and a general insight to the cemetery

    Tour lasts approximately 2 hours and includes refreshments in the Visitor Centre and a chance to look at the displays.

    Our Program of Events 2020

    Our Program of Events 2020

    Please see our News & Events panel information concerning our schedule for walks, talks, events and activities in 2020.

    Armistice Day Remembrance Service

    Armistice Day Remembrance Service

    The Friends of Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester Invite you to attend their Armistice Day Service on Saturday 9th November at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend Lynn Fowkes & Anglican Chaplain Luke Briggs of the University of Leicester Chaplaincy Service will conduct the...

    William Flint – Leicester’s Classical Architect

    William Flint – Leicester’s Classical Architect

    William Flint was an architect in Leicester helping to set the landscape of the town during the mid-Nineteenth Century. He designed in the Classical style and much of his work still exists. He is rather unsung, and most of the research for this book appears in print...

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