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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Here Lies the History of Bedford

Linda Ayres, of the Friends of Bedford Cemetery, presents more mini-biographies of Bedfordians who were buried at Foster Hill Road Cemetery. Eight men and women, including James Wyatt (who set up the cemetery), Ada Benson (the first Headmistress of Bedford High School, Dr Rowland Coombs (physician of Bedford County Hospital), businessman John Denton (of the Bedford Pantechicon and warehouses), James Hobson (three times mayor of Bedford), Eliza Stride Ager (headmistress and Women’s Franchise League supporter) and Arthur Ransom (journalist, novelist and philosopher).

The display will be  situated on Floor 2 of the Library and can be viewed during normal Library opening hours.


2nd January 2020 @ 10:00 am


27th February 2020 @ 4:00 pm




Bedford Central Library


Bedford Central Library
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