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 WWII History of Bletchley Park

Mike Barbakoff is an expert and volunteer at the Bletchley Park museum. His talk provides an overview of the history of the Government Code and Cypher School and Bletchley Park as its WWII war station, why Bletchley Park was chosen, the challenge of the Enigma ciphering machine, selection of the workforce and the development of Colossus, the world’s first computer.

You probably know that Alan Turing (once voted “The Greatest Englishman”) was the genius behind the project, but did you know that several members of his family are buried at Foster Hill Road Cemetery?

Refreshments will be available after the talk.  These are free, but a small contribution to the Friends is always welcome.

This talk is free to Friends of the Cemetery.

Date

April 14

Time

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost

£3.00

Location

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

Organiser

Foster Hill Road Cemetery
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