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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What does a headstone tell you about a life long gone? Join cemetery historian and tour guide Sam Perrin for a journey through a selection of headstones and grave markers from around the world to see just how revealing, witty and moving some people’s final memorials can be. From tear-jerkingly poignant to laugh-out-loud funny, you’ll never look at a cemetery the same way.Find out more »
Churches in the East Midlands are part of its rich architectural heritage and provide a peaceful place for worship and reflection. Churches can also represent some of the most iconic and beautiful buildings in the Country. But why do they all have towers? This talk will be looking at some of those Church Towers and in particular looking at the reason for building them.Find out more »
Ampthill has the unusual distinction of having what were two elegant mansions within a stone’s throw from each other.
There are a number of reasons for this, but the main ones revolve around King James I and what is now known as the Greensand Ridge. Both houses had their hey-day in the 17th and 18th centuries. Having two noblemen so close together however led to various frictions especially with regard to the church
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 »