Remembrance Sunday 2019

A wreath of poppies was laid and two minutes silence observed by members of the committee on behalf of the Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery  .  


Summer Party 2019

Our annual members tea party in August was very well attended again with Gladys’s Quiz causing a lot of memory searching and some fierce competition. After a splendid afternoon tea,…


Dying Matters 17 December 2016

‘Dying Matters’ exhibition 17 December 2016 to 30 July 2017 Leeds Gallery, Leeds City Museum



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Death is perhaps the one experience that unites people the world over. But even though every person experiences death and dying, we can often shy away from talking about it. The curators and community team at Leeds Museums and Galleries have linked up with the Leeds steering group of the national Dying Matters initiative to bring this topic to the fore for a seven month display in the Leeds Gallery at Leeds City Museum. The topic of death and dying is a very sensitive one, so we are working hard to deal with it appropriately, and promote positive debate. The Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery will already be aware of many of the issues.


Fungal Foray report by Ann Lightman 15 October 2016


On a lovely Saturday morning in October (15th) a small party of ten explored the fungi growing in Lawnswood Cemetery. The walk was led jointly by local expert, Mary Larner, Mid-Yorkshire Fungus Group and Pete Banks, Parks & Countryside Ranger who leads the Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery’s Action Days. The group varied in age and expertise…with several bringing along reference books to aid identification. This review is from one at the top end of the age range and virtually no subject knowledge.


Fungal Foray 15 June 2016


Join Countryside Ranger Pete Banks and Local expert Mary Larner from the Mid-Yorkshire Fungus Group for an insight into the many different species of fungus that can be found at Lawnswood.


The walk is free and will last approximately 2 hours with drinks and refreshments provided. There are only 30 places available, so please contact the Countryside Rangers ASAP to book your place.