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.

    Jan
    11
    Sat
    Talk by Peter Barratt – Alice Hawkins @ Welford Road Cemetery
    Jan 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Join us at the Visitor Centre for a talk about the life of Leicester’s most famous suffragette “Alice Hawkins” given by her Great-Grandson Peter Barratt. Cost includes refreshments. Limited numbers so booking essential.

     

    Feb
    11
    Tue
    Ivy Clearing @ Welford Road Cemetery
    Feb 11 @ 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.

    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.

    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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