Bedford, Bedfordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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. ...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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Bedford by babkba

Barbara's Bun Shop

I have lived in Bedford for most of my life and I have a vague memory of a cafe called "Barbara's bun shop" in the town centre. This would have been around 1964/1965... can anyone shed any light on this for example, where in ...Read full memory

A memory of Bedford by swift