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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This walk will try to cover all aspects of the cemetery’s life (or death). It 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.Find out more »
Heritage Open Days is England’s annual celebration of local history, architecture and culture. Co-ordinated nationally but run with the help of thousands of volunteers, the September event is an opportunity for private owners to allow free access to properties and events which cast a light on what makes neighbourhoods and communities special.Find out more »
By a happy coincidence, our Heritage Weekend Sunday guided walk coincides with another local heritage initiative, the Bedfordshire Walking Festival, so this new walk combines the two.Find out more »