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 2018

Free
22July
The Chapel, Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Summer Walks – Crime & Punishment

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.         This event is free. Refreshments will be available at the Chapel for a small charge. Meet at the Chapel about 10 minutes before the start of the walk.

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Free
22July
The Chapel, Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Summer Walks – Brave & Bold Women of Bedford

Ellen Oliver - Suffragette     This walk celebrates Bedford women who achieved remarkable things in their life. They were artists, reformers, idealists, teachers. Some were brave but ridiculed women who were pioneers in times when the odds were stacked against them. And one was, by any measure, a remarkably brave patriot who had a short but very full life. This event is free. Refreshments will be available at the Chapel for a small charge. Meet at the Chapel about 10 minutes before the start of the walk.

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August 2018

Free
09August
The Chapel, Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Summer Walks – Brave & Bold Women of Bedford

This walk celebrates Bedford women who achieved remarkable things in their life. They were artists, reformers, idealists, teachers. Some were brave but ridiculed women who were pioneers in times when the odds were stacked against them. And one was, by any measure, a remarkably brave patriot who had a short but very full life.

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Free
19August
The Chapel, Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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SUMMER WALK – GENERAL HERITAGE INCLUDING MILITARY GRAVES

The cemetery contains a variety of memorials to military personnel who died in the two World Wars. This walk will take you on a journey to look at the War Graves and other interesting memorials.

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September 2018

Free
15September
The Chapel, Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days aims to celebrate very special sites and remind local communities how lucky they are to have them, as well as giving access to areas and information not usually open to the public. The cemetery will be open from 10 am for searching the records and from 2 pm in order for you to explore.

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Free
16September
The Chapel, Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Heritage Open Days

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.
It’s a once-a-year chance to uncover and discover hidden treasures and rarely told stories.

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October 2018

£5.00
21October
The Chapel, Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Letters from the Front

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.

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November 2018

Free
04November
The Chapel, Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 7TD United Kingdom
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Remembrance Service

You are invited to join with the Scots Society for their Remembrance Service for all service personnel, and especially to commemorate the young men of the Highland regiments

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