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

Old Bedford Ben

I suppose, years ago, there was a Bedford market without old Ben. Can’t have been much of a market though. Anyway, as long as I, or everybody else I've asked can remember, old Ben has been down the market on Saturdays. Maybe he ...Read full memory

A memory of Bedford by Brian Walker

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Bedford by David Armstrong