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The Stories That Crosses Tell
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The Stories That Crosses Tell

In any cemetery, some of the most evocative and impressive monuments are in the shape of a Cross; they can be simple, complex and enigmatic, all at the same time. This article looks at the...

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27 Jan 2021
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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28 Aug 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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21 Aug 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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21 Jan 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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18 Sep 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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30 Jul 2019