On the 5th / 6th / 8th March for International Women’s Day, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) we will be putting the spotlight on some of the female casualties buried at the site. This is a completely new tour about casualties we’ve not spoken about before.
Sister Florrie Prest from Bilton is just one of the female casualties at Stonefall cemetery, who will feature in the tour.
On the 12th / 13th / 14th March the CWGC will be highlighting the casualties from East Africa, Fiji, the Caribbean, Canada, Australia and New Zealand who are buried at Stonefall Cemetery.
More information including booking details can be found here: Commonwealth War Graves Near You: Book Tours | CWG
Elizabeth Smith from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission travels around the country talking about the work of the CWGC which maintains all the headstones and memorials to the fallen of WW1 and WW2 throughout the world. As well as talking to groups and school children, last year she conducted two fully-booked Heritage Day visits to Stonefall Cemetery in Harrogate, which included the histories of some of the nearly 1000 air crew members who are buried there.
Elizabeth will be giving free tours of the war graves at Stonefall as part of Heritage Open Days over the weekend of the 12th / 13th September. The numbers are very limited (5 to a tour and only 6 tours) due to Covid restrictions. All tickets need to be booked in advance and the link to book is via the HOD site: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/commonwealth-war-graves-walk-and-talk-stonefall-cemetery-harrogate
Update September 3rd – All places have now been booked. Thank you for your support.