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
    Wed
    Anzac Service @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 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
    4
    Fri
    Guided Walk – “Crime and Punishment” @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    May 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 those who were involved in crime or punishment, during the tour you will be given an insight into the history of the cemetery and its natural environment.

    Suitable footwear is recommended

    Jun
    1
    Fri
    Guided Walk – “Medical” @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Jun 1 @ 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 those people from the medical profession, during the tour you will be given an insight into the history of the cemetery and its natural environment.

    Suitable footwear is recommended

    Jun
    20
    Wed
    Private Guided Walk – U3A @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Jun 20 all-day

    We are providing a private guided walk being organised by Hoby and District Local History Society

    Jul
    6
    Fri
    Guided Walk – “Women” @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Jul 6 @ 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

    Aug
    3
    Fri
    Guided Walk – Gruesome @ Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
    Aug 3 @ 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

    The Base Hospital Exhibition

    With thanks to the Leicestershire Records Office for allowing us to host this exhibition at the Visitor Centre, from Friday 3rd November to Sunday 19th November. Please see the Events panel for opening times and details

    Heritage Open Days

    We are pleased to announce that we shall again be participating in this years 'Heritage Open Days' which was established in 1994, and is England's contribution to the European Heritage Days which has since grown into the country's largest heritage festival. The events...

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