Ampthill, Bedford Street c.1955

Neg. A158021

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Caption for Ampthill, Bedford Street c1955

The Zonita Cinema has followed 'Adventures of Quentin Durward' into obscurity, but the pub across the road still provides a service for thirsty residents and travellers. The owner, Charles Wells Brewery of Bedford, is the only independent brewery left in the county.

Memories of Ampthill

My Home

How lovely to see this picture of Bedford Street. I lived at the Prince of Wales until I married in 1959. My mom and dad had the pub for many years and dad also had the coaches. Lots of happy memories of the church school next to the Darknings Wood. Miss Grimmer and Mrs Sexton were my fav teachers, ohh.. and Mr Davies the headmaster. I remember also in 1952 when we had the street party - wish I could turn back the clock to the happy times I had there in Ampthill. I would love to hear from any old friends.

A memory of Ampthill by Wendy George

Memories...

Prince of Wales Coaches. I think that was my dad's bus coming up Church Street and Vic the postman bless him, you could hear him coming up the street. What lovely memories I have of Ampthill. I lived at Prince of Wales till my marriage in 1959.

A memory of Ampthill by Wendy George

Vic The Postman

I feel sure the postman shown is Vic, who always whistled as he delivered the mail. He was like a favourite uncle when I was a child - sadly missed.

A memory of Ampthill by Julia Lovell

Ampthill Siren

My abiding memory of Ampthill is when I used to go to the Saturday pictures with my cousins and the fire engine would be called out. The only problem was the siren that called them out was the old wartime air-raid siren. What a noise !!! I lived in Maulden but often visited Ampthill. thanks for the memories. !!!

A memory of Ampthill by Christine Ager

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