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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Bedfordshire Walking Festival – Stories Behind the Headstones

Walking Festivals are kicking-off up and down the country. They are a brilliant way to enjoy the great outdoors, whether exploring the countryside near you or discovering the delights of somewhere new and we are delighted to be taking part in this year’s Bedfordshire Walking Festival.

On this 2 hour fascinating leisurely ramble around the cemetery you will hear about murderers, their victims, prison reformers, soldiers, suffragettes and Victorian funeral etiquette.  See the Highland Soldiers who invaded Bedford in 1914, the Messiah who was the ‘Daughter of God’ and a remarkable Strawberry Tree.

Refreshments available for a small charge.


9th September 2018


1:30 pm - 4:00 pm




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


Foster Hill Road Cemetery
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