WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
The Friends of Holbeck Cemetery, which formed in May 2001, is once again holding a Remembrance Sunday Walk around the site on Sunday 18th November 2012 at 2pm. This annual walk commemorates the lives of all those killed as a result of war.
Holbeck cemetery has 87 Commonwealth War Graves Commission memorials plus many other private memorials with inscriptions to loved ones lost as a result of hostilities. The Commission memorials are maintained by CWGC but many of the private graves have suffered neglect and decay over the years.
The Friends of Holbeck Cemetery aim to halt the decay and decline of the site and make it once again a place where people are able to visit graves in safety as well as create a place of peace and quiet amidst the inner city turmoil.
John Leckenby, chair of Friends of Holbeck, said,” This historic place offers the opportunity to reflect on issues of life and death. In a time when war and conflict are in the news more than ever we should remember those who have died in such tragic circumstances. Each grave has a story to tell of the lives of ordinary people like you and me. Some of whom lost their lives in wartime conflict”.
So come along and join us on Sunday 18th November at 2pm meeting at the main gates on Fairfax Road, Leeds 11 and help us remember.. We would welcome any local stories that you have to tell of how wartime affected Holbeck and Beeston.