Bedford, Composite c.1960

Memories of Bedford


I worked at the Granada cinema from the age of 15 and it was the best time I had, the building was unbelievable with many secret or forgotten doorways... Does anyone have any photos before it was demolished? I can't understand why it was allowed to happen. I visit Bedford occasionally and I still can't believe the (...Read full memory)

HAPPY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES. In the summer of 1952 (I was 7 years old) my grandmother took me on a 'Farm Holiday' in Bedford to stay with friends. At this time I lived as a child in 'industrial Newcastle upon Tyne'. We alighted from a steam train at a small station in Bedford, I think it had crossing gates, where I (...Read full memory)

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)

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 Bedford it was I remember going there with my friend in the summer holidays as it was owned by a (...Read full memory)

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