Bedford, Bedfordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bedford and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Bedford....Happy Childhood Memories.

I am now in the process of establishing Samuel and Florence DAYS, then address with the Records Office at Bedfordshire County Council. Apparently Sandy Lane and Cardington Lane were mentioned many years ago as well as the 'Sandy' area. Was there ever ?......a small isolation Hospital (wooden Barrack Type ...Read full memory

A memory of Bedford by David Armstrong

Silvery Ouse

I was a summer season driver of these boats during my college holidays in the early 1960s. We operated four boats, Silver Foam, Silver Stream, Silver Crest and my own boat, Silver Dawn, which I believe came from the Norfolk Broads. The mornings were spent at Fenlake cleaning and polishing to the high standards demanded by Mr ...Read full memory

A memory of Bedford by Edward Donnelly

Bedford Summer Holidays

My mother Dorothy was from Bedford and when she met my dad they lived there until the 60's. I used to go back every year with them to visit the relatives in the 70's and 80's...many many fond memories of the place... walks along the embankment and the weir, feeding the ducks, Newnham Baths, The Harpur Centre on the high ...Read full memory

A memory of Bedford by babkba