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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June 2022

Free
19June
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Guided Tree Walk

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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July 2022

Free
17July
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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“I’d never have guessed that!”

Join us for a guided walk around the Cemetery and hear some of the more fascinating and unusual stories that aren't told by the person's headstone.

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August 2022

Free
14August
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Crime & Punishment Walk

The Crime and Punishment tour take you on an interesting journey through Bedford's 19th Century criminal past, visiting various graves in the cemetery that include an innovative Prison Governor, a murder victim and a policeman.

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October 2022

£3
16October
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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The History of Bees

Sue Lang has been keeping bees for 16 years, and has built up a number of informative talks introducing beginners to the craft, and more technical talks on showing honey and beeswax. This talk describes how bees evolved millions of years ago, what they lived in over the millennia, notable beekeepers and notable beekeeping inventions.

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November 2022

06November
The Chapel, Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Bedford Pipe Band Service of Remembrance

You are invited to join with Bedford Pipe Band for their Remembrance Service for all service personnel, and especially to commemorate the young men of the Highland regiments who died in Bedford from a measles epidemic whilst under training, and awaiting departure for the Front. The pipers will be present, together with representatives of the Services.

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