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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Wings Over Thurleigh – Aeronautical Research at RAE Bedford

The Royal Aircraft Establishment Bedford, the UK’s foremost flight test and aerodynamics research centre, was opened officially 60 years ago, on 27 June 1957.

Located at Thurleigh airfield and the Twinwoods wind tunnel site, it represented an enormous investment by the government in aeronautical research.





Using archival photographs and films, Barry Tomlinson, from the Bedford Aeronautical Heritage Group, will describe some of the major achievements of RAE Bedford, in such fields as naval aviation, automatic landing in fog, supersonic flight and Concorde, and Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL).

£4 for Friends.  Tickets available on the door or telephone 01234 718150

Tea and cakes will be available for a small charge.



8th October 2017


2:30 pm - 4:30 pm




The Chapel
Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 7TD United Kingdom


01234 718150


Friends of Bedford Cemetery
01234 718150
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