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 The West Was Lost

In 1868, Red Cloud was the most famous, and the most feared, of all the great Native American resistance leaders. What became known as ‘Red Cloud’s War’ was the only example of a sustained Native American victory over the might and modernity of the US Army. This moment of victory, however, was the turning point in the 400 year conflict between indigenous peoples and white settlers. The West was lost (or won, depending upon your point of view!)

Now overshadowed by names such as Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and Geronimo, Red Cloud was a more subtle, intelligent and successful leader.

Andy Gibbs’ talk uncovers this great man’s story, sets it in the conflict of the wider conflict and examines the ways in which the ‘Noble Savage’ has been portrayed in the popular culture of the 20th Century

Date

November 8

Time

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Cost

£3.00

Location

The Chapel
Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom

Organiser

Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Website:
www.fosterhillroadcemetery.co.uk

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