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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Tea & Tales – The Scandal of Frank Spooner and Other Stories for Grown-ups.

Frank Spooner was Bedfordshire’s first Director of Education. Young, capable and driven, but ultimately mired in scandal. Listen to this true Edwardian story as it unfolds day by day, hour by hour. Mark Steinhardt has been given access to the primary documents so he is able to bring these sad events fully to life. Spooner was a complicated man. How will the story end?

Mark will balance the history with a couple of traditional tales which you will be able to enjoy with your tea and  a mouth-watering selection of cakes. Expect to choose from ginger, fruit, lemon drizzle, coffee and chocolate cakes, with maybe cheesy scones and bara brith and other delightful surprises too.

All engaging, grown-up storytelling. Mark has been ten years a professional, so he’s sure to draw us into his worlds.

All are welcome.

The price of £6.50 includes stories, tea and cake.

(£5.50 for Members)




12th January 2019


2:30 pm - 5:00 pm




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


Foster Hill Road Cemetery
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