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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Emotions in Stone

What does a headstone tell you about a life long gone? Join cemetery historian and tour guide Sam Perrin for a journey through a selection of headstones and grave markers from around the world to see just how revealing, witty and moving some people’s final memorials can be. From tear-jerkingly poignant to laugh-out-loud funny, you’ll never look at a cemetery the same way.


Sam Perrin has over 14 years’ experience as a cemetery guide, researching and leading walks around Tower Hamlets, Abney Park, Hampstead and Highgate Cemeteries. Her historical biographies have appeared in several publications and Sam appeared alongside Sheldon on the BBC’s Inside Out (South East). Currently pursuing her MA in Victorian Studies, she is also writing her first full-length historical biography.


Tea and cakes available for a small charge

£4.00 for Friends of Bedford Cemetery


25th March 2018


3:00 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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