Foster Hill Road Cemetery Events

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.

Summer Walks – The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

The Chapel Foster HIll Road, Bedford, United Kingdom

Ruth Hogan is one of Bedford's best-selling  authors and  her book, 'The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes',  includes many scenes set in our cemetery, where one character walks her dog and imagines what the lives of some people buried here were like.

£3

Summer Walks – Angels, Crosses and Anchors

The Chapel Foster HIll Road, Bedford, United Kingdom

No cemetery seems complete without an imposing statue or two of  Angels…and there are always plenty of Crosses around…and do all the Anchor headstones mean there was a sailor buried there? But what do they mean?

Free

Heritage Open Days – Cemetery Records at the Chapel

The Chapel Foster HIll Road, Bedford, United Kingdom

Foster Hill Road Cemetery Chapel will be open for anyone who would like to study the cemetery records from 1855 to date. You can trace interments of long lost relatives or just look at the records on display. Help will be available for anyone searching for specific graves.

Free

Heritage Open Days – Guided Tree Walk

The Chapel Foster HIll Road, Bedford, United Kingdom

By popular demand, back again for Heritage Weekend, is Jo Roberts, to lead her fascinating walk about some of the magnificent trees in the cemetery.

Free

The Body in the Bag

The Chapel Foster HIll Road, Bedford, United Kingdom

You might remember the strange case of Gareth Williams, an MI6 agent who in 2010, was found dead in a locked suitcase and with the keys inside. Suicide? Murder? Assassination by foreign agents? The case remained a total enigma.

£3.00

Bedford Pipe Band Service of Remembrance

The Chapel Foster HIll Road, Bedford, United Kingdom

You are invited to join with Bedford Pipe Band for their Remembrance Service for all service personnel, and especially to commemorate the young men of the Highland regiments who died in Bedford from a measles epidemic whilst under training, and awaiting departure for the Front.

Free