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Adrian Bean

WHAT WE DO IN THE CEMETERY
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WHAT WE DO IN THE CEMETERY

In a nutshell, the Friends of Bedford Cemetery is a small volunteer-led charity with members who try to look after this historic and beautiful place and encourage others to explore, enjoy and learn more about...

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August 28, 2020
Swastika Headstones
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Swastika Headstones

Whatever kind of person would choose to have a swastika on a headstone? Somebody evil? A Nazi sympathiser surely? * Well…no. In fact, a century ago, a Swastika was for many years a fairly common choice...

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August 21, 2020
The Best Epitaph
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The Best Epitaph

It isn’t easy to choose the words for an epitaph. The message on a headstone will be read by generations to come, so you’ll want to get things just right. But how can anyone possibly...

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January 21, 2020
A Walkers' Walk and a Workers' Walk
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A Walkers’ Walk and a Workers’ Walk

A walk is a walk is a walk…but not necessarily. We’ve just had two very different walks, both of which involved proper walkers. On Sunday 15th September, we once more contributed to the programme for the Bedfordshire...

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September 18, 2019
Trees, trees, trees
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Trees, trees, trees

Who would have thought that trees could be such darned clever little beggars? Well, twenty visitors braved the drizzle on Sunday afternoon and had a masterclass in the wonderful world of TREES. Led by Jo Roberts...

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July 30, 2019
Reverend William Stainton Moses
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Reverend William Stainton Moses

Who would have thought that a former pupil of Bedford Grammar School might become a spiritualist medium, exponent of levitation, and a founder of the Society of Psychical Research? Perhaps he was a charlatan, but...

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January 28, 2019
Bedfordshire Walking Festival
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Bedfordshire Walking Festival

Another sunny Sunday afternoon at Foster Hill Road Cemetery, and another big group of visitors. There was around 60 people (plus three small dogs), joining in with our contribution to the Bedfordshire Walking Festival. The...

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September 14, 2018