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I remember Bedfords from my childhood. When I was about 12 years old my friends and I used to cycle to Bedfords Park from nearby Elm Park, about 7 miles away. Bedfords Mansion as we used to call it, was being used as a Natural History Museum and had numerous stuffed animals and birds all said to be from the local (...Read full memory)

Does anyone remember Wyleboro Farm in Havering atte Bower, owned by my grandmother Mrs Maggie Saward? She also owned the riding school near the Green with her sons John, Tom and my mother Nancy,and I remember as a child in the early 1950's seeing the stocks on the village green. We had horses (...Read full memory)

I was born in Lower Bedfords Road and as a young child I can remember cattle coming down the road to go in one of the fields in Bedfords Park. My mum used to shoo them out of the garden with a tea towel. I played over there all the time as a child. My children also loved seeing the deer over there, (...Read full memory)

I attended several one week Ford Marketing Courses over a three Year period 1969 to 1972. Good times

I was born at "Elmwood" in the village in 1941 and remember the tree on the corner, the 175 bus used to give it a wide berth to get round the corner. It was a huge tree with bricks inside to hold it together. Looking at pictures of the village today, it has changed a lot, my grandparents, the (...Read full memory)