Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

WI Shown Historic Cemetery

[An image showing WI Shown Historic Cemetery]I led a private "Welford Road Cemetery" Guided Walk recently.

I had been asked to do this by Hoby Women`s Institute.

Welford Road Cemetery in Leicester is one of the oldest cemeteries in the country, and was opened in 1849.

During the walk, I explain the reasons why a cemetery was needed, and why that location was chosen, at the time outside the burgeoning town.

I also point out the burial places of some of the great and the good (and certainly fascinating!) of Leicester, including the world famous travel agent Thomas Cook.

I am very happy to lead this walk for your own group. Feel free to get in touch to discuss it.