In the early 1960s, Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price conceived the Fun Palace as a ‘laboratory of fun’ and ‘a university of the streets’. Fun Palaces embrace all forms of culture, are community-led and locally based. As part of this National and local initiative we will be hosting two interesting and fascinating walks through the Cemetery starting at 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm.
Enjoy a guided wander around our beautiful 37 acre Victorian cemetery and discover the stories behind the headstones. Learn about the hidden meanings behind Victorian funeral etiquette. Discover murderers, victims, prison reformers, suffragettes, and a very brave female freedom-fighter. Hear the story behind the Scottish Highlanders’ invasion of Bedford in 1914; see a Strawberry tree and stand at the grave of the Daughter of God!
Meet at the Chapel about 10 minutes before the start of the walk. (The cemetery ground is uneven so please wear appropriate shoes. When viewing memorials, please do not lean on them.)
Tea and home-made cake will be available for a small charge.
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