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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October 2018

Free
07October
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Fun Palace

Cemeteries can be FUN. Enjoy a guided wander around a 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!

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£5.00
21October
The Chapel, Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Letters from the Front

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.

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November 2018

Free
04November
The Chapel, Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Remembrance Service

You are invited to join with the Scots Society for their Remembrance Service for all service personnel, and especially to commemorate the young men of the Highland regiments

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£3.50
24November
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

Local Sunday Times Bestselling author Ruth Hogan was inspired to write her second novel, THE WISDOM OF SALLY RED SHOES, whilst walking her rescue dogs in Foster Hill Road Cemetery.

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Free
25November
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Carol Concert

The annual Carol Concert will be held in the Chapel and all are welcome to join in. Singers from Evelyn Sutherland's Community Choirs will be providing an uplifting boost to the singing. Hot and cold drinks, mince pies and sausage rolls will be available after the concert for a small charge. Retiring collection for the Mayor’s Charity & the Friends of Bedford Cemetery.

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