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Stonefall Cemetery

CWGC Stonefall Cemetery Tours
Stonefall Cemetery, Wetherby Road, Follifoot, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1DE

With over 1000 Commonwealth War Graves, Stonefall Cemetery is one of the largest CWGC sites in the North of England. Join us for a walk to learn about the work of the CWGC and the stories of some of those buried at Stonefall.

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.

To mark Heritage Open Days, join us for a walk around the cemetery to learn about the work of the CWGC and the stories of some of those buried at Stonefall. In this 70th anniversary year of the dedication of the Air Force casualties at the site, the tours will also feature details of the service which took place in July 1951.

Please note: The starting point for the tour is in front of the Crematorium - please be mindful that on weekdays cremations and funerals might be taking place.

Please come dressed for the weather. The tour involves walking on grass as well as paths and will last for approximately 90 minutes.

You can park within the cemetery (be mindful that the gates for vehicles are locked at 1600 at weekends and 1630 weekdays). There is a public toilet near the main entrance from Wetherby Road.

Event Times
Saturday 11 September: 1030, 1100, 1300, 1330
Wednesday 15 September: 1030, 1100, 1300, 1330
Saturday 18 September: 1030, 1100, 1300, 1330
Sunday 19 September: 1030, 1100, 1300, 1330
Booking Details
Pre-booking: Required
The war graves are open to explore but tours most be pre-booked.
Booking Contact: Elizabeth Smith
Call: 07812 369576
Email: public.engagement@cwgc.org
Go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cwgc-tours-stonefall-cemetery-harrogate-tickets-164094676595
Booking opens: 21 July 2021 09:00
Booking closes: 18 September 2021 23:30

Access
Please be aware that the tour involves quite a bit of walking.

COVID-19 Considerations
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information
Max 10 people per tour/session. Tours takes approx 90 minutes Contact for the day: Elizabeth Smith 07812 369576
www.cwgc.org/our-war-graves-your-history/what-s-happening-near-you/
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Directions
The tours will start in front of the crematorium which is signposted within the cemetery. Please be mindful that on weekdays cremations and funerals might be taking place.

Organised by
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Commonwealth War Graves Commission