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Caption for Bedford, High Street 1921: We now northwards into the High Street. The bank on the left has its long frontage to St Paul's Square, and is now a Ladbroke's betting shop. Most of the buildings in this view survive, although some on the left made way for a 1950s Debenhams store. The bull on top of the bracket survives, although not in its original form - it is a replacement made by the local technical college. Built in 1878 as John Bull and Co, the building is now an opticians.

An extract from Bedford Photographic Memories.

Memories of Bedford

I spent many a happy afternoons here , watching film's . Beautiful old place , so sad when they tore it down . It was supposed to be a listed building , thank's BB Council , they also pulled down the old Granada, which was also ' a Listed building !!!! It was also in a lovely setting by the river , i miss those days ...

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

In 1956 when I was 17 years old my brother in law built a sailing boat but neither if us had ever sailed. We took the boat on a trailer to "Kelpie's" yard on the river Ouse at Great Barford near to Bedford and were soon leaning the skills of gybing until a late gybe left us stranded in reeds. I was the lucky one (...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)

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