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We're a Friends group looking after a beautiful Victorian cemetery

Remembrance Walk 2016

The Friends of Holbeck Cemetery invite you to join them on their annual Remembrance Walk on Sunday 13th November at 2:30 pm. Please meet at the main gates on Fairfax Road, off Cemetery Road. We will focus on some of … Continue reading

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Heritage Open Day 2016

Join us on Thursday 8th September at 11 am to begin the new Holbeck Heritage Trail.  It is a whole day walk  which will begin in Holbeck Cemetery where we will look at some of the memorials of those innovators and … Continue reading

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Remembering the Somme

 Join us for a Sunset Vigil  July 1st at 7:30 pm Remembering The Somme Vigil will take place around the Cross of Sacrifice ( near Beeston Road) Please join the Friends of Holbeck Cemetery  for about an hour as they focus … Continue reading

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Wandering and working in the blossom

Wednesday 11th May was a pretty busy day in Holbeck Cemetery. The cemetery was looking pretty spectacular too with its cherry trees looking their best after the sun and showers that we had had recently.If you want to come and … Continue reading

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Investigating and detecting in the cemetery

Today the 19th April 2016 dawned bright and sunny, just the day to get down to  some investigating, but this time this will be just a bit different. Instead of helping families who are searching for family plots or hidden meanings … Continue reading

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Gentleman Joshua Horner Robinson

Gentleman Joshua Horner Robinson 1816-1891 The Friends of Holbeck Cemetery get a great many enquirers from relatives seeking information about their ancestors and some we can help. The other day an email arrived from Helen asking for information about her … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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