Foster Hill Road Cemetery Event Details

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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Ampthill’s Great Houses

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!

About the speaker – John Hele

John has lived in Ampthill for 35 years and is one of the founder members of Ampthill History Forum established in 1999.   He has always taken a keen interest in the quantity of history that Ampthill has to offer and says that for such a small town it punches well above its weight on royal and other visitors.

John’s areas of interest include: The Great Houses, Ghosts of Ampthill, St Andrew’s Church and its graveyard. Ampthill Park, Ampthill in the Great War and its War Memorials and the pubs of Ampthill.

He is currently Chairman of Ampthill Preservation Society.

Tea and cakes available for a small charge

Tickets are available on the door or they may be reserved by telephone: 01234 718150, by email:; or register for event – see information on right.
(Tickets £4.00 for Friends of Bedford Cemetery)


20th May 2018


2:30 pm - 4:30 pm




The Chapel
Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 7TD United Kingdom


01234 718150


Friends of Bedford Cemetery
01234 718150
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