The Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery are shocked and saddened by the callous and mindless act of vandalism against the Books of Remembrance at Lawnswood Cemetery that occurred over the Easter period. The personal inscriptions provide comfort to relatives and friends of those remembered. It is a violation of our deepest sense of respect and remembrance for loved ones lost, which these precious books represent. We support Leeds City Council’s intentions to try and restore them, and we hope that whoever is responsible is identified and held accountable for their actions.

This link https://news.leeds.gov.uk/vandalism-of-books-of-remembrance-at-leeds-crematorium-condemned/ to the  Leeds City Council website provides up to date information about the incident.

Janice Simpson

Chair

The Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery

We╩╝re raising £2,000 to support Leeds City Council in the restoration and digitalisation of the Books of Remembrance at Lawnswood Cemetery. Please visit:-

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/folcremembrance