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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Summer Walks – Angels, Crosses and Anchors

No cemetery seems complete without an imposing statue or two of  Angels…and there are always plenty of Crosses around…and do all the Anchor headstones mean there was a sailor buried there? But what do they mean?

In this walk, Adrian points out some of the interesting and enigmatic choices of image and wording for headstones, and explains what some of the symbols are intended to “mean.”

This walk is free but a small contribution to the Friends would be most welcome.

Refreshments will be available after the walk.


August 11


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm




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


Foster Hill Road Cemetery
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