EAW049226 ENGLAND (1953). The town centre, Bedford, 1953

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Title [EAW049226] The town centre, Bedford, 1953
Reference EAW049226
Date 11-May-1953
Link
Place name BEDFORD
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 504934, 249754
Longitude / Latitude -0.46664360603422, 52.135698543186
National Grid Reference TL049498

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35 High Street. This used to be Henry Bacchus ironmongers shop but is now a Wilkinson's store.

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Wednesday 13th of December 2017 03:56:22 PM
The rear of the Granada Cinema that was demolished in 1991 to make way for a Lidl's supermarket. The attached photo of a plaque on the store wall was taken in St Peter's Street on the 16th March 2017.

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Friday 17th of March 2017 04:32:10 PM
This area will be the Riverside North Development, providing cinemas, hotel & residential properties due for completion by December 2017. The attached photo was taken on 28th December 2015.

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Tuesday 29th of December 2015 03:29:46 PM
Waterloo Road.

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Wednesday 18th of March 2015 06:38:46 PM
Newnham Street.

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Wednesday 18th of March 2015 06:37:33 PM
The Flower Pot public house.

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Wednesday 18th of March 2015 06:36:12 PM
The Coach & Horses public house. The attached photo was taken on the 5th April 2009.

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Wednesday 18th of March 2015 06:30:37 PM
These look like the caravans & trailers of Stanley Thurston's Funfair that periodically used this site.

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Wednesday 18th of March 2015 06:15:57 PM
All of this area (Little Butt Street, Great Butt Street, Holt Row & Holme Street) was demolished to make way for the County Hall which has now been renamed Borough Hall.

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Wednesday 18th of March 2015 06:12:41 PM
Buildings on the site of what would become Mander College of Further Education & is now Bedford College.

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Wednesday 18th of March 2015 06:09:49 PM
Houses in Holme Street.

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Wednesday 18th of March 2015 06:06:13 PM
The Bridge Hotel.

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Wednesday 18th of March 2015 06:03:06 PM
The Corn Exchange. The attached photo was taken on the 13th June 2013.

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Wednesday 18th of March 2015 05:00:38 PM
The Town & County Club. The attached photo was scanned from a book of photos of old Bedford.

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Wednesday 18th of March 2015 04:57:05 PM
Boer War Memorial. The attached photo was taken on the 10th December 2013. For more details on the memorial, see www.roll-of-honour.com/Bedfordshire/BedfordBoerWarMemorial.html.

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Wednesday 18th of March 2015 04:50:41 PM
St Mary's Gardens.

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Wednesday 18th of March 2015 04:46:46 PM
Ardor House on the corner of Dame Alice Street & The Broadway. This was the Gas Board Showroom (now a jewellers), but during WW2 the offices above were used to train code-breakers for Bletchley Park, working on Japanese encoded messages. It became known as "The Spy School". The attached photo was taken on the 2nd March 2015.

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Wednesday 18th of March 2015 04:43:21 PM
Almshouses in the western half of Dame Alice Street, now demolished.

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Wednesday 18th of March 2015 04:39:52 PM
Almshouses in the eastern half of Dame Alice Street.

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Wednesday 18th of March 2015 04:39:18 PM
In the pavement on this corner of Silver Street is a slab showing where John Bunyan was imprisoned in Bedford County Gaol from 1660 to 1672. The attached photo was taken on the 10th December 2013.

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Saturday 7th of February 2015 04:19:54 PM

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Friday 5th of September 2014 10:33:24 AM
St Andrew's Church.

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Friday 5th of September 2014 10:31:44 AM
Murkett Brothers, motor engineers.

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Friday 5th of September 2014 10:27:01 AM
Now Bedford Blues Rugby Ground.

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Friday 5th of September 2014 10:26:18 AM
Goldington Road.

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Friday 5th of September 2014 10:25:11 AM

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Friday 5th of September 2014 10:23:38 AM
This area is now the Royal Mail sorting office.

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Friday 5th of September 2014 10:21:08 AM
This bridge was be demolished in 1958 to make the swimming baths into boat moorings. The attached photo was scanned from a book of photos of old Bedford.

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Tuesday 10th of June 2014 09:35:49 AM
Junction of River Street, Commercial Road & Horne Lane. The attached photo was scanned from a book of photos of old Bedford.

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Tuesday 10th of June 2014 09:32:33 AM

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Saturday 7th of June 2014 10:44:22 AM
Hassett Street.

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Saturday 7th of June 2014 10:39:55 AM

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Saturday 7th of June 2014 10:34:03 AM
Priory Street.

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Saturday 7th of June 2014 10:28:32 AM
Brereton Road.

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Saturday 7th of June 2014 10:27:55 AM
Church Street.

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Saturday 7th of June 2014 10:26:58 AM
Alexandra Road

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Saturday 7th of June 2014 10:26:23 AM
Engine & Tender public house, but now converted into shops. The attached photo was taken on 27th February 2012.

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Saturday 7th of June 2014 10:24:59 AM
Dynes Brothers Ltd, fruit shop, on the corner of Priory Street.

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Saturday 7th of June 2014 10:22:08 AM
Kelly's Milk Bar on the corner of Allhallows Lane.

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Saturday 7th of June 2014 10:16:42 AM

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Saturday 7th of June 2014 10:13:14 AM
Costin Street.

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Saturday 7th of June 2014 10:11:58 AM
Maitland Street.

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Saturday 7th of June 2014 10:11:12 AM
Battison Street.

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Saturday 7th of June 2014 10:10:28 AM
Midland Motor Co. Ltd.

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Saturday 7th of June 2014 10:09:53 AM
Weston Street.

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Saturday 7th of June 2014 10:06:48 AM
Prebend Street.

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Saturday 7th of June 2014 10:05:55 AM
George Cooper & Son Ltd, seed merchants, on the corner of Midland Road & Rutland Road. The attached photo was taken on 5th April 2009.

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Saturday 7th of June 2014 09:11:05 AM
Bedford Prison.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 08:17:27 PM
St Peter de Merton Church.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 08:16:48 PM
Bedford Boys School.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 08:14:56 PM
Kimbolton Road.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 08:14:04 PM
Bedford Croquet Club.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 08:12:43 PM
Bedford Hospital North Wing.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 08:10:41 PM
Schweppes Ltd Ice Factory at 24 Lurke Street. The attached photo was taken in the mid 1960's.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 08:09:17 PM
The Bunyan Meeting House.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 08:01:52 PM
St Cuthbert's Church.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 08:00:33 PM

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:59:48 PM
Royal County Theatre & Opera House.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:59:01 PM
The Grafton Hotel on the corner of Midland Road & Grafton Road. The attached photo was taken on 5th April 2009.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:58:27 PM
Ford End Road to Queens Park.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:52:51 PM
Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Child & St. Joseph on the coner of Midland Road & Brereton Road.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:52:13 PM
Shops in Silver Street.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:50:04 PM
Telephone House in St Loyes Street. The attached photo was taken on 13th June 2013.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:49:29 PM
The Empire Cinema.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:45:26 PM

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:44:13 PM
James Street between Woolworth's & British Home Stores.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:43:37 PM
British Home Stores.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:42:37 PM
F.W. Woolworth & Co Ltd.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:42:00 PM

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:41:10 PM
Marks & Spencers shop on the corner of Midland Road and Harpur Street.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:39:52 PM
The Co-op Store.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:39:05 PM
Prebend Street Bridge.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:38:34 PM

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:37:44 PM
Salvation Army Citadel.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:37:06 PM
Charles Wells Brewery.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:36:17 PM

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:35:15 PM
Commercial Road.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:34:49 PM
Commercial Road cattle market.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:34:04 PM
Electricity power station.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:33:09 PM
Commercial Road open air swimming pool.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:32:16 PM

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:31:23 PM
The Swan Hotel.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:30:45 PM
The Plaza Cinema.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:30:23 PM

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:29:40 PM
The Picturedrome Cinema.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:28:55 PM
River Great Ouse

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:27:48 PM
St Paul's Church.

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Friday 6th of June 2014 07:27:24 PM