Foster Hill Road Cemetery Event Details

The Friends of Foster Hill Road Cemetery host a number of themed talks during the year, which are open to the public and always prove very popular.  The Cemetery records are available at the Chapel during the Heritage Weekend in September and an annual carol concert is held near Christmas.  Other events are held to mark special occasions.

Members of the Friends lead several guided walks during the summer months. Each walk is themed and covers topics such as the Cemetery’s spectacular graves, its history, its wildlife, tales of those buried there and more.  Walks are also included during the Heritage weekend.  The walks last approximately 1.5 hours and the pace is gentle.  However, the cemetery grounds are uneven so a pair of stout walking shoes is recommended.

We are also happy to arrange bespoke walks for interested groups, please contact us for details.

The times and dates of our events vary, so please see our events calendar for more details.

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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days is England’s annual celebration of local history, architecture and culture. Co-ordinated nationally but run with the help of thousands of volunteers, the September event is an opportunity for private owners to allow free access to properties and events which cast a light on what makes neighbourhoods and communities special. 

It’s a once-a-year chance to uncover and discover hidden treasures and rarely told stories

The Cemetery will have all the records available for the cemetery from 1855 when it opened, up until the time the grounds were not used on a regular basis, as it was then full.  This is an opportunity for everyone to search for records of past relatives or just to see how fascinating these books are. There will be Friends and cemetery staff available to help in searches and also to guide people to a specific area of the grounds.

Date

September 8

Time

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

The Chapel
Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 7TD United Kingdom

Phone

01234 718150

Website

http://www.fosterhillroadcemetery.co.uk/

Organiser

Friends of Bedford Cemetery
Phone:
01234 718150
Email:
info@fosterhillroadcemetery.co.uk
Website:
http://www.fosterhillroadcemetery.co.uk/

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