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 carried paying passengers for trips of about 40 minutes duration from the steps on the downstream, ...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 projectionist and also another cinema in Ampthill owned by Mr Cheetam. They were great days and I now ...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 London. Her address is on my birth certificate as 11 Highfield Crscent, Ridgmont, Bedford. Does anyone ...Read full memory