23 May 2023
Hollybrook Cemetery - War Graves Week Open Day
Field Marshal Kitchener, the men of the South African Native Labour Corps and those of the Indian Army. These are all casualties that are commemorated at Hollybrook Cemetery whose extraordinary stories will be told during a Free War Graves Week Tour of the First World War CWGC plot. You will also discover how the CWGC, an organisation that cares for 1.7 million world war casualties in 150 countries across the world, looks after sites such as Hollybrook by speaking with our works team and observing a live stone engraving demonstration in action. This is not an opportunity to be missed, all ages are welcome.
- Tours of the site including information about our history and work plus stories of people we commemorate here
- Family based activities
- Meet our staff – got a burning question? Ask our experts anything!
- Stone mason demonstrations – and have a go yourself
- Eyes on Hands On demonstration – how our volunteers play a vital role in helping us to maintain UK war graves.
Tours will begin at Hollybrook Memorial which can be found to right hand side of the main entrance when you arrive. 90min free parking is available within the cemetery. Although the tour will stick to paths, the ground is quite uneven in places. Please come dressed appropriately for the weather and wear suitable shoes. There are no toilet facilities on site.