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Friends of Bedford Cemetery

We seek to promote the environmental, cultural and historical benefits of our Victorian Cemetery and Chapel complex, located adjacent to Bedford Park to the North of Bedford Town Centre.



Foster Hill Road Cemetery Arch Entrance

About The Friends of Bedford Cemetery

The aim of the Friends of Bedford Cemetery is to promote and preserve the history, landscape, natural history of the cemetery. We aim to help the public appreciate the importance of the cemetery and to understand its history and amenities.



The history of The Friends of Bedford Cemetery

Bedford’s first municipal cemetery opened on the 5th June 1855. The cemetery chapel was originally a double structure, with separate chapels for the Church of England and Dissenters. A Gatehouse was constructed which contained a mortuary and accommodation for cemetery staff.


Foster Hill Road Cemetery - The Bedford Times
Foster Hill Road Cemetery - Beauty and Wildlife

The Beauty of Bedford Cemetery and it’s wildlife

The cemetery grounds are one of the hidden secrets of Bedford. The cemetery contains many historic and interesting trees, some of which such as Arbutus (Strawberry Trees) which are nationally endangered.



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Help to look after our grade ii listed heritage site

We are looking for volunteers to help in our beautiful cemetery