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)

Born and bred in Bedford (1945) so many fond memories... The Granada cinema...I played at that venue many times with my band back in the 60's... I was born & lived in Cardington Road at the time and the fields and river were our main "playground" and seat of learning. Newnham swimming pool was our main (leisure) (...Read full memory)

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 (...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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