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.

    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

    Jun
    16
    Sun
    Summer Celebration @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    170th Anniversary of Welford Road Cemetery & 20th anniversary of the 1st Cemetery Friends Group Leicester, raising money for Lord Mayors Appeal, come join the Summer Celebration!

    16th June 2019, 2-5pm
    £10 standard ticket, £8 concessions, £5 children (under 16s)

    Please contact directly for concession and childrens tickets

    Tickets include, refreshments, live music from Oddfellows Brass and free Heritage show ‘The Time Travel Treatment Room’

    Take a step back into the peculiar past, enter the Victorian Era to meet the Doctor, Matron and nurse for a side splitting show exploring the historical diagnosis and treatments for Mental Health.

    PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO PARKING ON SITE – Attenborough Arts Centre University Free Parking or Victoria Park Pay and Display Car Park available, on arrival make your way to the Terrace area for a spiffing afternoon!

    Please call 01162545920 for more information or for other ticket type

     

    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

    Sep
    7
    Sat
    Guided Walk – “Gruesome” @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Sep 7 @ 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

    Oct
    6
    Sun
    Guided Walk – “Military” @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Oct 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 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

    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

    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...

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