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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The Great Train Robbery

In 1963, a Royal Mail Train was stopped by a gang of criminals on the Glasgow to Euston line. They stole £2.6 million pounds in surplus bank notes, this equates to around £50 million today. It was named the Crime of the Century, as it was the largest robbery ever! It not only made the National press but also was infamous all around the World.

Nick Cooke,  a guide and steward at Bletchley Park World, will talk about the beginnings of the robbery, some of the gang members, the actual robbery, the vehicles, the hideout and the arrests.


Home made tea and cakes will be available.


4th October 2020


2:30 pm - 4:30 pm




Foster Hill Road Cemetery
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