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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February 2019

£5.00
10February
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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DEATH IN THE GARDEN

Join Michael Brown as he takes us through the myths and legends that surround poisonous plants. Over the centuries poisonous plants have been used to remove an unwanted partner or rival, as aphrodisiacs, for pest control and the means to foretell the future or speak with the god.

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January 2019

11January
Bedford Central Library,
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Here lies Bedford’s History

Bedford Library are hosting two small month-long displays to be held during January and February which will showcase some of what the Friends have achieved.

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March 2019

£5.00
17March
The Chapel, Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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The Panaceans’ Bedford Picture Show

The story of Bedford's Panacea Society is quite well-known nowadays, but this talk highlights some of the more recent discoveries about the members' relationship with the town.

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April 2019

£5.00
07April
The Chapel, Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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On and Off the Footplate

Bill Davies spent 42 years on the railways in the driving grades starting as a humble cleaner at Toton Depot in 1964 before moving to Nottingham, Kings Cross, Charing Cross and finally Bedford where he spent his last 29 years.

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May 2019

£5.00
12May
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Flushed with Success

We all use toilets but few of us ever think of their history. This talk takes us on a fascinating journey through time from simple holes in the ground to state of the art Japanese computerised toilets.

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