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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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!Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »