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 Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

Local Sunday Times Bestselling author Ruth Hogan was inspired to write her second novel, THE WISDOM OF SALLY RED SHOES, whilst walking her rescue dogs in Foster Hill Road Cemetery. The cemetery is the setting for many scenes in the book and Ruth will be accompanying a walk led by Rowan Lennon, one of the Friends of Foster Hill Road Cemetery, exploring the graves and sites in the cemetery that are mentioned in her book.

Ruth will also be doing a short reading and signing copies of THE WISDOM OF SALLY RED SHOES, which will be available to buy on the day.

Pay on the day. The price of the walk includes the lovely cup of tea and home made cake.



Meet at the Chapel about 10 minutes before the start of the walk.

(The cemetery ground is uneven, so please wear sensible shoes. When viewing memorials, please do not lean on them. Although memorials can appear stable, when pressure is applied, the stability can fail which could result in injury to yourself or another person.)


20th July 2019


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm




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


Foster Hill Road Cemetery
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