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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Fun Palace

In the early 1960s, Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price conceived the Fun Palace as a ‘laboratory of fun’ and ‘a university of the streets’.  Fun Palaces embrace all forms of culture, are community-led and locally based.  As part of this National and local initiative we will be hosting two interesting and fascinating walks  through the Cemetery starting at 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm.

Enjoy a guided wander around our beautiful 37 acre Victorian cemetery and discover the stories behind the headstones. Learn about the hidden meanings behind Victorian funeral etiquette. Discover murderers, victims, prison reformers, suffragettes, and a very brave female freedom-fighter. Hear the story behind the Scottish Highlanders’ invasion of Bedford in 1914; see a Strawberry tree and stand at the grave of the Daughter of God!

Meet at the Chapel about 10 minutes before the start of the walk.  (The cemetery ground is uneven so please wear appropriate shoes. When viewing memorials, please do not lean on them.)

Tea and home-made cake will be available for a small charge.

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7th October 2018


1:30 pm - 5:00 pm




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


Foster Hill Road Cemetery
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