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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
Ruth Hogan’s Cemetery Tour
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Ruth Hogan’s Cemetery Tour

Local Bedford author Ruth Hogan has achieved international success with her first two published novels ‘The Keeper of Lost Things’ and ‘The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes’. Ruth is president of the friends of Foster Hill...

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30 Nov 2018
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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14 Sep 2018