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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July 2020

Free
05July
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Sunday Walks – General Heritage

These walks will try to cover all aspects of the cemetery’s life (or death). They will look at military memorials, complete family groups, local worthies, children and just curious ones. You will learn how and why the cemetery came into existence, its organisation and its future. This is an idle stroll around the cemetery to fascinating places and there should be something to interest everyone.

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August 2020

Free
02August
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Sunday Walks – General Heritage

These walks will try to cover all aspects of the cemetery’s life (or death). They will look at military memorials, complete family groups, local worthies, children and just curious ones. You will learn how and why the cemetery came into existence, its organisation and its future. This is an idle stroll around the cemetery to fascinating places and there should be something to interest everyone.

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Free
23August
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Trees, trees, trees!

Join Jo Roberts from Marston Vale Forest and discover some of our wonderful veteran trees which have been brought here from all corners of the world.

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October 2020

£3.00
04October
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The Great Train Robbery

In 1963, a Royal Mail Train was stopped by a gang of criminals on the Glasgow to Euston line. They stole £2.6 million pounds in surplus bank notes, this equates to around £50 million today. It was named the Crime of the Century, as it was the largest robbery ever! It not only made the National press but also was infamous all around the World.

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November 2020

£3.00
08November
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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How The West Was Lost

In 1868, Red Cloud was the most famous, and the most feared, of all the great Native American resistance leaders. What became known as 'Red Cloud's War' was the only example of a sustained Native American victory over the might and modernity of the US Army. This moment of victory, however, was the turning point in the 400 year conflict between indigenous peoples and white settlers. The West was lost (or won, depending upon your point of view!)

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