On 13th August 2016 a party from the Civic Trust enjoyed a walk around Lawnswood Cemetery which was led by Ann Lightman. She introduced them to the history of the cemetery and visited the memorials to some of those who turned Leeds into a great city. They were surprised by the range of monuments to be found in the older sections and were very interested in all aspects of the cemetery. It was a most enjoyable afternoon!
Ann’s next walk on Sunday 11th September at 2pm is open to everyone. She will be using the Victorian section to look into the Industrial history of Leeds and talk about some of those who contributed to putting Leeds on the world map. The wealth created obviously funded their stunning monuments, giving the present generation a visual treat as well as a varied and interesting lesson in the history of Leeds.
Ann Lightman with Members of the Civic Trust