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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How cemeteries became one woman’s literary muse.

“I love a good cemetery. I always have, since I was a little girl. I’ve never found them spooky, creepy or morbid – the adjectives people often use to malign these places. But then in this country we have an uneasy relationship with death. We’re even squeamish about using the ‘D word’. I’ve spent many happy hours wandering around Foster Hill Road Cemetery with my rescue dogs, chatting to some of the folk buried there about plot ideas (some people might call this thinking aloud!) and feeding the crows that trailed me on my walks…”

Bedford born Sunday Times Bestselling author, Ruth Hogan, shares her love of Victorian cemeteries and how they have inspired the writing of her two books – THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS, which has sold in 26 territories across the world, and THE PARTICULAR WISDOM OF SALLY RED SHOES, which will be published in May this year.

Tea and cakes available for a small charge

Tickets are available on the door or they may be reserved by telephone: 01234 718150, by email:; or register for event – see information on right.
(Tickets £4.00 for Friends of Bedford Cemetery)


February 25


2:30 pm - 4:30 pm




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


01234 718150



Friends of Bedford Cemetery
01234 718150

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