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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Unhealthy Bedford – Plague, Pestilence & Fever

Join our Chairman, Bob Ricketts, and hear about Bedford’s unhealthy history – battling plague, cholera,  typhoid, polluted water, diphtheria, measles (the Highlanders), the ‘Spanish Flu’ and polio (1950s).  How did Bedford survive?  Learn how clean water, a cemetery, public health, a fever hospital and vaccinations helped.

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

March 24

Time

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Cost

£3.00

Location

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

Organiser

Foster Hill Road Cemetery
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