Manchester Southern Cemetery Armed Forces Tour

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Date(s) - 28/06/2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Southern Cemetery Manchester


Manchester Southern Cemetery Armed Forces Tour

On Armed Forces Day let us remember the lives of sailors, soldiers, airmen and civilians lost during conflict.

Emma Fox, of Manchester Guided Tours, and local military historian David Harrop will lead people around the cemetery visiting:

Commonwealth War Graves

Graves of recipients of the Victoria Cross

Civilians who lost their lives in the Blitz

Katyń Massacre memorial

Polish servicemen’s memorial

First and Second World War memorials

Graves of those who fought in the Zulu, Crimean and Falklands Wars

The unique display in the Remembrance Lodge of World War One memorabilia, curated by David Harrop.

Opened in 1879, Southern Cemetery is the largest municipal cemetery in the UK, and the second largest in Europe.

Costs £7 / £6 concessions

NB £1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the The Royal British Legion

Meet inside the main cemetery gates on Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, M21 7GL. These are opposite James Hilton Memorials, 245d Barlow Moor Road, M21 7QL. NB do not meet at the crematorium. Please arrive a few minutes early.

Booking is essential as places are limited.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Emma Fox on 07500 774 200 or email

Emma Fox is a member of and an ITG qualified Tourist Guide.

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