This site is currently under development: please bear with us as not everything is currently in place or in the right place yet


Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery! We are a small community organisation formed in 2011. Our aim is to enhance, protect and promote the cemetery for future generations. Opened in 1875, the original 10-acre Victorian site is now designated as a ”Park or Garden of Special Historic Interest” with Historic England, and contains Grade 2 listed buildings and monuments. It has expanded over the years to its current 53 acres, and has been owned and managed by Leeds City Council…

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December Action Day

We used our 4th December Action Day to celebrate Christmas and our wonderful volunteers! We did manage some work as well, cutting back self seeding shrubs in the 1910 section and laying bark on the rose beds by the Columbarium. Happy Christmas to all our supporters and volunteers.

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Remembrance Sunday

We laid a wreath at the War Memorial to remember all those buried, have ashes or names placed on family graves in the cemetery, who died in WW1 or WW2.

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10th Anniversary

October 2021 saw the 10th anniversary of the formation of the Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery. We had a little celebration at our last Action Day to mark the occasion!

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