20 May 2023 to 21 May 2023
St Andrews and Jesmond Cemetery - War Graves Week Tours
War Graves Week is an initiative aimed at encouraging people from the local community to come together and discover the World War heritage on their doorstep – learning about the stories of those commemorated by the CWGC and the skills, dedication and expertise of those CWGC staff and volunteers who work to keep their memory alive.
MEETING POINT at the notice board at Tankerville Terrace entrance next to West Jesmond Primary School.
Join us for a tour of Newcastle Upon Tyne St Andrew's and Jesmond Cemetery.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St. Andrew's and Jesmond) Cemetery contains 183 First World War burials, about half of them in a war graves plot. The 30 Second World War burials are scattered throughout the cemetery. There are also 11 Norwegian seamen buried in the cemetery; their graves are grouped together.
Uneven ground at the cemetery, hilly with slopes so unsuitable for wheelchair access. Parking nearby and there are regular buses from the city centre to the Town Moor/Forsyth Road stop. There are no facilities or toilets at this location.
Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring a water bottle with you if needed. We will not be able to provide refreshments.