Foster Hill Road Cemetery Chapel

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Foster Hill Road

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Sunday February 26th 2017. Foster Hill Road Chapel, Kevin Varty presents "The Great War through the Magic Lantern".

Sunday March 19th 2017. The Friends Annual General Meeting at 2.15pm in the Foster Hill Road Chapel followed at 3.00pm by " Policing Victorian Bedford", a talk by Bob Ricketts.

Sunday April 23rd 2017. Foster Hill Road Chapel, " Dazzle-painted ships of World war I" at talk by Glyn Evans.

Saturday May 20th 2017. Foster Hill Chapel, "Queen Victoria’s Grandchildren" a talk by Jonathan Willmott.

Enquiries regarding the above events ring 01234 718150. Please note there is limited parking at the chapel.


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Sunday February 26th 2017. Kevin Varty Presents: “The Great War through the Magic Lantern”.

This will take place at the Foster Hill Road Chapel starting at 2.30 pm. Enjoy a lavishly illustrated meander through the censorship at the time and then contrast this with a rare set of uncensored American slides.
Tickets £5 or £4 for Friends (available on the door or telephone 01234 718150).
Refreshments will be available.

Sunday March 19th 2017. The Friends Annual General Meeting at 2.15pm in the Foster Hill Road Chapel followed at 3.00pm by " Policing Victorian Bedford", a talk by Bob Ricketts.
Drunks, street fights, shoplifting, rabbit rustling and the occasional murder, riot and circus elephant - the challenges of policing Victorian Bedford. This is the story of the Force’s development, ‘coppers’, ‘cons’ and cases.
Bob is president of Bedford Architectural Archaeological & Local History Society and edits Bedford Local History Magazine. Refreshments will be available.

Sunday April 23rd 2017. " Dazzle-painted ships of World war I" at talk by Glyn Evans.
This will take place at the Foster Hill Road Chapel starting at 2.30 pm. Tickets £5 or £4 for Friends (available on the door or telephone 01234 718150). Refreshments will be available.
By 1917 it had become clear that Britain might lose the war through a lack of shipping, as her ship-building and repair programme was failing to keep up with the mounting losses caused by German submarines. Several attempts at camouflaging ships failed to stop the ravages on the British merchant navy. Then Lt. Norman Wilkinson put forward his proposal "to paint ships with large patches of bold colour in a carefully thought out pattern and colour scheme, which will so distort the form of the vessel that the chances of successful aim by attacking submarines will be greatly decreased." This colourful talk discusses the Dazzle-Paint Scheme and the question that hung over its efficacy.
Brought up in the ship-building town of Birkenhead, near the port of Liverpool, and a keen Sea Scout in his youth, Glyn Evans spent over 40 years in the marine insurance industry. He is now a member of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners and the author of two books on naval subjects - The Maritime Art of Kenneth D. Shoesmith and Dazzle-Painted Ships of World War 1.

Saturday May 20th 2017."Queen Victoria’s Grandchildren" a talk by Jonathan Willmott.
This will take place in the Foster Hill Road Chapel and will start at 2.30 pm. Tickets £5 or £4 for Friends (available on the door or telephone 01234 718150). Refreshments will be available.
Queen Victoria married her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and they had nine children and apart from their younger daughter Louise all had children. Like any family, they were a diverse group of cousins and of these there were 22 granddaughters who at least survived childbirth.

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