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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January 2020

Free
02January
Bedford Central Library,
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Here Lies the History of Bedford

Linda Ayres, of the Friends of Bedford Cemetery, presents more mini-biographies of Bedfordians who were buried at Foster Hill Road Cemetery.

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March 2020

15March
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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£3.00
15March
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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An illustrated history of Bedford from 571 to 1939

Bob Ricketts, editor of Bedford Local History Magazine and FOBC trustee, will present an illustrated ‘timeline’ of Bedford’s history, starting with the town’s origins as an Anglo-Saxon burh (fortified settlement)

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April 2020

£3.00
19April
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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My Life in the Wrens – Eleanor Patrick

Wrens were initially recruited to release men to serve at sea. This was reflected in the recruiting slogan 'Join the Wrens today and free a man to join the Fleet.' Join us for a fascinating account of Eleanor’s life in the WRNS from when she joined as a teenager in 1960 to when she retired as an Officer in 1987.

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May 2020

Free
03May
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Free
17May
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Very Early Morning Dawn Chorus

Take in the early morning air and discover the sounds of Spring with local Bird expert David Barnes. You'll have to be an early bird to take part though!

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June 2020

Free
07June
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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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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