EPW026472 ENGLAND (1929). St Paul's Church and the town centre, Bedford, 1929

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Title [EPW026472] St Paul's Church and the town centre, Bedford, 1929
Reference EPW026472
Date May-1929
Link
Place name BEDFORD
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 504998, 249672
Longitude / Latitude -0.46573409102178, 52.134949341602
National Grid Reference TL050497

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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.

melgibbs
Tuesday 29th of December 2015 03:23:47 PM
Bedford Modern School. This frontage is all that remains of the building after it was redeveloped as the Harpur Centre shops. The attached composite photo of plaques either side of the entrance were taken on the 2nd September 2015 and 28th May 2015.

melgibbs
Friday 11th of September 2015 08:34:09 PM
Inside the south entrance to the church is the headstone of Patience Johnson. As can be seen from the attached image, she had 12 sons & 12 daughters, but died in childbirth of her 25th child in 1717, aged 38. Her husband Shadrack had another 8 children with his second wife (the first was illegitimate).

melgibbs
Saturday 7th of March 2015 07:48:57 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.

melgibbs
Saturday 7th of February 2015 04:26:59 PM
Statue of John Howard. For more details see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Howard_(prison_reformer).

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Friday 6th of February 2015 07:26:58 PM
Boer War Memorial. For details of the memorial see www.roll-of-honour.com/Bedfordshire/BedfordBoerWarMemorial.html.

melgibbs
Monday 16th of December 2013 06:49:46 PM
Rear of the Court buildings and Council offices. The attached photo was taken from St Mary's Gardens on 7th December 2013.

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Monday 9th of December 2013 11:03:54 AM
Start of De Parys Avenue.

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Tuesday 16th of July 2013 04:47:15 PM
This area became Telephone House, forming a triangular building with sides on St Loyes Street, Harpur Street & Dame Alice Street. The photo was taken 13th June 2013 in Harpur Street with St Loyes Street going to the left.

melgibbs
Monday 17th of June 2013 08:54:27 PM
St Paul's Methodist Church.

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Friday 14th of June 2013 06:43:43 PM
Silver Street. Towards the High Street end there is now a memorial bust to Trevor Huddleston (15 June 1913 – 20 April 1998) who was born in Bedford. It was rededicated by Nelson Mandela on 7th April 2000. The photo was taken 13th June 2013.

melgibbs
Friday 14th of June 2013 06:41:50 PM
Was a Montague Burton Ltd, the tailors, with a snooker hall above (Wilfred D Ham), but now a JD Sports shop. The photo was taken 13th June 2013.

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Friday 14th of June 2013 06:34:59 PM
What was the library but now The Harpur Suite. The photo was taken 13th June 2013.

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Thursday 13th of June 2013 07:02:35 PM
St Loye's Street.

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Monday 10th of June 2013 08:52:01 PM
St Mary's Street.

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Monday 10th of June 2013 08:50:32 PM

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Monday 10th of June 2013 08:50:05 PM
Cheetham's Boat House. Now Bedford Rowing Club.

melgibbs
Monday 10th of June 2013 08:49:42 PM
CORRECTION - For Cheetham's read Chetham's.

melgibbs
Saturday 6th of July 2013 11:26:08 AM
Corner of Horne Lane.

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Monday 10th of June 2013 08:47:03 PM

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Monday 10th of June 2013 08:45:57 PM
Barclay's Bank on the corner of Lurke Street & High Street.

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Monday 10th of June 2013 08:42:35 PM
Foster Hill Road.

melgibbs
Monday 10th of June 2013 08:40:20 PM
CORRECTION - This should have been Wellington Street.

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Tuesday 16th of July 2013 04:46:20 PM
The Flower Pot pub.

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Monday 10th of June 2013 08:39:53 PM
Rear of the General Post Office in Dame Alice Street.

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Monday 10th of June 2013 08:38:56 PM
Dame Alice Alms Houses (row 1).

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Monday 10th of June 2013 08:38:18 PM
Dame Alice Alms Houses (row 2).

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Monday 10th of June 2013 08:37:52 PM
Top part of Harpur Street.

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Monday 10th of June 2013 08:37:10 PM
The Saracen's head pub. Now Number 13, a bar and cafe, part of The Corn Exchange.

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Monday 10th of June 2013 08:34:55 PM
Site of the Empire Cinema. Now demolished and replaced by shops. The photo was taken in the mid 1960's.

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Monday 10th of June 2013 08:31:52 PM
Longhurst & Skinner furniture store, now Pilgrims Progress (J.D. Wetherspoons pub). The photo was taken 5th April 2009.

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Monday 10th of June 2013 08:28:57 PM
Murkett Brothers Garage. Now a Nando's.

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Monday 10th of June 2013 08:23:51 PM
Bank Buildings. Only the one facing the market square remains.

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Monday 10th of June 2013 08:20:37 PM
Bedford Town & Country Club.

melgibbs
Thursday 6th of June 2013 06:31:12 PM
CORRECTION - This should read Bedford Town & County Club.

melgibbs
Thursday 12th of December 2013 04:26:44 PM
Foster Hill Road

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Thursday 6th of June 2013 06:30:12 PM
Girls High School

melgibbs
Thursday 6th of June 2013 06:28:46 PM
Holy Trinity Church in Bromham Road

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Thursday 6th of June 2013 06:28:18 PM

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Thursday 6th of June 2013 06:25:12 PM

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Thursday 6th of June 2013 06:24:07 PM
White Horse Pub on the corner of Midland Road & Harpur Street. This was pulled down in 1929 and was replaced by the Marks & Spencer store which is still there.

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Thursday 6th of June 2013 06:21:44 PM

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Thursday 6th of June 2013 06:17:53 PM
Charles Wells Brewery

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Thursday 6th of June 2013 06:15:14 PM
W & H Peacock sale yard

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Thursday 6th of June 2013 06:14:39 PM
Bedford Palace Cinema on the corner of Silver Street and High Street

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Thursday 6th of June 2013 06:13:23 PM
Bandstand, before it moved to Mill Meadows on the Embankment

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Thursday 23rd of May 2013 03:13:10 PM
Charles Wells brewery

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Thursday 23rd of May 2013 03:11:55 PM
Salvation Army Hall in River Street

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Friday 17th of May 2013 08:18:36 PM

Class31
Saturday 27th of October 2012 10:29:34 PM
The Embankment

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Saturday 27th of October 2012 10:28:15 PM
River Great Ouse

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Saturday 27th of October 2012 10:27:48 PM

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Saturday 27th of October 2012 10:27:17 PM
St. Paul's Church

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Saturday 27th of October 2012 10:26:27 PM

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Saturday 27th of October 2012 10:26:04 PM

melgibbs
Saturday 20th of October 2012 07:22:10 PM
Picturedrome Cinema

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Saturday 20th of October 2012 07:21:49 PM

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Saturday 20th of October 2012 07:21:01 PM

User Comment Contributions

The Swan Hotel, Bedford, 02/06/2014

Class31
Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 02:11:51 PM
What was The Saracens Head pub. Now Number 13, a bar & cafe and ticket office for the Corn Exchange. The photo was taken 13th June 2013.

melgibbs
Thursday 13th of June 2013 07:07:21 PM
The Corn Exchange. This photo was taken 13th June 2013.

melgibbs
Thursday 13th of June 2013 07:04:16 PM
The White Horse Pub, copied from a book of Bedford photos. One of my aunts was born here.

melgibbs
Sunday 9th of June 2013 08:16:46 PM
Bedford High Street, 23rd October 2009.

melgibbs
Sunday 9th of June 2013 08:12:53 PM
Bedford High Street, 1921, from a Francis Frith photo.

melgibbs
Sunday 9th of June 2013 08:11:29 PM