Friends of Belgrave Cemetery
Leicester, England.
Protecting the past and caring for the future since 2004.


Open Day Sunday 8th May 2016
On a day that saw temperatures rise to 24oC the FoBC held their annual open day with many visitors enjoying the guided walks, stalls, refreshments and making enquiries of the whereabouts of family graves.


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Jan Tebbatt conducted a tour of the Yew trees situated in Belgrave Cemetery, giving details of the life, folk lore and uses of the trees. FoBC recently obtained a grant from the
"Yew Tree Preservation Society" to wire and clip the trees to the traditional cemetery Yew tree shape.
The FOBC committee would like to say Thank you to all visitors, members and committee members who took part in the days events.
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Dorothy Marshall took a group of visitors on a tour of the cemetery and explained the meaning of some of the many symbols that can be seen on headstones, finally flowers were placed at the grave of Rosetta Getliffe who was the first person buried in the cemetery on 5th May 1881