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)

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, north side (...Read full memory)

When I spent a couple of years training as an RNMS at Bromham Hospital, I used to live in Nurses Quarters at 1 Albany Road, Embankment, Bedford. I celebrated my 21st Birthday whilst there & my parents brought my brother & sister-in-law down & we had a meal at The County Hotel. My parents allowed me to invite my (...Read full memory)

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 along the embankment and the weir, feeding the ducks, Newnham Baths, The Harpur Centre on the high (...Read full memory)

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