Foster Hill Road Cemetery Events

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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Events for 14th August 2022

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2:00 pm


Crime & Punishment Talk and Walk

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Foster Hill Road Cemetery has its share of policemen and Chief Constables, a Prison Governor, criminals, murderers and their victims. Bob Ricketts will explore the history of the Bedford and Bedfordshire police forces and policemen, and take you on an interesting journey through Bedford’s criminal past which will include the capture of a train wrecker, the shooting of a Chief Constable, a double poisoning, murder at the tennis courts, a reforming Prison Governor and much more.

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