Bedford, County Schools 1897

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Caption for Bedford, County Schools 1897: South-west of the town centre, along the Ampthill Road, on a large site between it and the railway line, the County Schools were built in the 1880s on a grand plan with a massive tower and, to the left, a fine chapel. Long demolished, its site is now occupied by Technology House, a rather good 1960s building, long and well-proportioned and in generous grounds, the remnants of the school site.

An extract from Bedford Photographic Memories.

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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 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 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)

My mother used to work at a factory called "proper pride" making lingerie does anyone remember it I think it was in mile road, it would be lovely to hear from anyone who knew it. My mother was called maria longo

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Caption for Bedford, County Schools 1897: South-west of the town centre, along the Ampthill Road, on a large site between it and the railway line, the County Schools were built in the 1880s on a grand plan with a massive tower and, to the left, a fine chapel. Long demolished, its site is now occupied by Technology House, a rather good 1960s building, long and well-proportioned and in generous grounds, the remnants of the school site.

An extract from Bedford Photographic Memories.

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