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
7
Fri
Guided Walk @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
Apr 7 @ 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

Apr
25
Tue
Anzac Service @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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
5
Fri
Guided Walk @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
May 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 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

Jun
2
Fri
Guided Walk @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Guided Walk, 10.30am at the Visitor Centre
Fee £4 includes tea/coffee & biscuits.
A guided tour of the cemetery visiting the graves of some of Leicester’s notable contributors to the Arts, plus examples of symbolism on headstones. During the tour you will be given an insight into the history of the cemetery and its natural environment.

Suitable footwear is recommended

Jul
7
Fri
Guided Walk @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
Jul 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 Leicester’s notable sportsmen, 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
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

Christmas Visitor Centre Opening Times 2016/2017

The Visitor Centre will be open as usual until 3:30pm on Friday 23rd December 2016 and then closed until Friday 6th January when we shall open at 10am. We wish all our members and visitors a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year  

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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