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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Letters from the Front

During the First World War, letter writing was the main form of communication between soldiers and their loved ones, helping to ease the pain of separation.  The British Army Postal Service delivered around 2 billion letters during the war. In 1917 alone, over 19,000 mailbags crossed the English Channel each day, transporting letters and parcels to British troops on the Western Front. Receiving letters from family and friends was also vital to morale, keeping men and women connected to the homes they had left behind.

Local historian Margaret Butt’s  grandfather wrote around 200 letters  to his wife at home in Flitwick during WW1.  These letters give a wonderful insight into family matters, training and life in the Royal Flying Corps and then the Infantry and by sharing these letters with you, Margaret will give you a fascinating look into life in wartime Britain.


October 21


2:30 am - 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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