Commonwealth War Graves Commission Open Day

Start Date

Wednesday 13th Sept 2023 11:00 AM

End Date

Wednesday 13th Sept 2023 15:00 PM

Location

Stonefall Cemetery, Forest Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 7BQ

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With over 1000 Commonwealth War Graves, Stonefall Cemetery is one of the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites in the North of England. Nearly all of the casualties are airmen from the Second World War, with over two-thirds belonging to the Canadian forces.

Join us for Heritage Open Days, at Stonefall Cemetery, Harrogate on Wednesday 13th September for our Open Day (11 am -3 pm). You can pre-book a guided tour or just turn up and discover the remarkable stories of our casualties commemorated at the site. You will also be able learn about the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, talk to our gardeners and watch our stonemasons will be on hand to demonstrate their craft.
Pre book a tour or turn up on the day – 30-minute tours between 1130 -1430. Pre book tours here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cwgc-open-day-2023-stonefall-cemetery-harrogate-tickets-684851638687
Q and A with our gardeners
Talks on our architectural features running throughout the event
Stonemason demonstrations running throughout the event
There are family friendly activities all day – activity books, headstones rubbings, stonemason demos – no need to pre-book
Please note that this Open Day will take place in the CWGC plot at Stonefall Cemetery which is adjacent to Forest Lane. Cars can park in the car park near the back entrance to Stonefall Cemetery or inside the cemetery.

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