Biggleswade, Composite c.1965

Memories of Biggleswade


I am now 73 but still remember my time in the Boy's Home at Biggleswade. I cannot remember how old I was, possibly around 6 to 9. I remember it well because I and a few others ran away from the home because we were being bullied by an older boy by the name of (if my memory serves me correct) Richardson. We raided the (...Read full memory)

My great grandfather Henry Tingey, was born November 18, 1819, in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.  He was the son of James Tingey and Elizabeth Boniss.  James and Elizabeth, and family later moved from Bigglewade, Bedfordshire, and moved Lower Caldecut near the 46th milestone from London in the perish of Northhill.  The (...Read full memory)

I was in a children's home on London Road from about 1964 for about 3 years. I forget the name of the home, but I went to Shortmead Street School for a while, then Rose Lane, before ending up at Holmead. I used to go to the Catholic church near the Regal cinema, on a Sunday morning, and the Regal on a (...Read full memory)

From the age of 1 year to presently 62 years I have lived in the town. I remember the thriving market, the Regal and Empire cinemas, sadly now gone (see article in the Biggleswade Chronicle Jan 6th 2009 pages 22 & 23). This town has changed from a small market town where employment was as my late father working on the (...Read full memory)

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