Bedford, Bedfordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Working Memories.

I was the main weekday driver of the launch photographed during the student holiday periods of 1955-1958.  When I drove it, the name was 'Silver Stream'.  It was the largest of a set of three electric launches which ...Read full memory

A memory of Bedford by Claire Allen

I Was A Projectionist At The Picturedrome

I worked there for a few years with Stan Hunt at the Picturedrome, and the Plaza which was nearly opposite across the river was owned by a man called Mr Cheetam. I also worked at the Plaza as a relief ...Read full memory

A memory of Bedford by Eric Bootles

Born In Bedford

I don't actually remember this event, but according to my birth certificate I was born in No. 3 Kimbolton Road, Bedford in February 1940. I can only presume that my mother was expecting me but was evacuated to Bedford from ...Read full memory