Biggleswade, Shortmead Street 1925

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Caption for Biggleswade, Shortmead Street 1925: The photographer is looking east from the top of High Street, where there is now a roundabout, with the churchyard walls and lime trees on the left. The wall and railings have now gone. Apart from the White Horse, little on the right side of Shortmead Street survives. The corner of the building on the far left is a good timber-framed house with a jettied east front facing the church; both it and the church escaped the 1786 Great Fire.

An extract from Bedford Photographic Memories.

Memories of Biggleswade


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. (...Read full memory)

Does anyone remember or did you work with Madge Chessum, at Woolies, in the 50's / 60's ?

I love this photo because it contains my parents and brothers. The man with his foot on the wheel of the pushchair is my dad, Don Webb, and the woman to his left is my mum, Mary. The small boy between them is my brother Ian and my other brother, Graham, is in the pushchair. Sadly, only Ian is still alive.

I visited in 1990 and found an ancestors grave. I am a descendant of George Edward Capon. I now live in Australia. I have a 3rd cousin here too.

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Caption for Biggleswade, Shortmead Street 1925: The photographer is looking east from the top of High Street, where there is now a roundabout, with the churchyard walls and lime trees on the left. The wall and railings have now gone. Apart from the White Horse, little on the right side of Shortmead Street survives. The corner of the building on the far left is a good timber-framed house with a jettied east front facing the church; both it and the church escaped the 1786 Great Fire.

An extract from Bedford Photographic Memories.

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