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
    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.

    May
    12
    Tue
    Ivy Clearing @ Welford Road Cemetery
    May 12 @ 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.

    May
    16
    Sat
    Talk by Peter Liddle – “Burying the Dead” @ Welford Road Cemetery
    May 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Join us at the Visitor Centre for a talk “Burying the Dead” by Peter Liddle based on his work as an Archaeologist and what they find in the early burial sites and cemeteries from pre Roman times to the Victorian era. Booking essential as places limited.

    Cost includes refreshments.

    May
    23
    Sat
    Guided Walk – Gruesome @ Welford Road Cemetery
    May 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

    A look at those buried here that had an unusual end 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.

    Jun
    9
    Tue
    Ivy Clearing @ Welford Road Cemetery
    Jun 9 @ 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.

    Our Program of Events 2020

    Our Program of Events 2020

    **IMPORTANT** It is with regret that the current circumstances have made it necessary for us to close the Visitor Centre and cancel our programme of Walk and Talks until further notice. We have many of the records at home so please contact us via the website and we...

    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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