Friends of Belgrave Cemetery

What’s in a Name? Yes just what is in a name? More than you might think.

Several years ago, the Friends of Belgrave Cemetery published ‘Living Memories’, containing stories and the genealogical details of the lives of some of the resting residents in the cemetery. The publication of the book was such a success that now work has started on the second edition, albeit slowly, and editor Sandra Moore would like your help.

As part of her research, Sandra would like to get in touch with relatives of people who are buried in Belgrave Cemetery. Sandra is especially keen to get in touch with you if any of these names are members of your family;

Charles BOWLES (died1898)
Edwin CARR (d.1915)
Joseph CAVE (d.1921)
Barry DEACON (d.2012)
Cornelius FINN (d.1891)
Elizabeth GOODWIN (d.1922)
Rolland Vincent Sylvester GRIMSTON (d.1889)
Albert John HUNT (d.1913)
Martin LEADER (d.1923)
John Thomas RIDDLE (d.1936)
Harry VEALL (d.1931)
George WARD (d.1924)
Walter John WALKER (d.1907)
Thomas WARNER (d.1902)
Thomas Lovell WARNER (d.1917)

Says Sandra, “We would like to include these names in the next edition of ‘Living Memories’, but we need your help and permission before we can do this – Have we got the facts right? Do you have any photos we could use? Are there any family stories which you would like to add?
If you can help Sandra with more information about any of these names, or if you have a family member you would like to be considered for inclusion, contact Sandra Moore at or 0116 236 3739.

Background to The Friends of Belgrave Cemetery ‘Friends of Belgrave Cemetery’ was set up in 2004, in the wake of vandalism and graffiti damage to family headstones in the cemetery. The Friends now focus their efforts on fund-raising to replace missing or broken stonework, and they work closely with Leicester City Council Bereavement Services to promote an awareness of this Victorian cemetery.
As well as producing a twice-yearly newsletter for its members, and several books and leaflets, the Friends also help relatives to locate family members within Belgrave Cemetery.
More information may be obtained from the Friends Chairperson: Dorothy Marshall on 0116 267 2018 or email: The Friends also have a website: