EPW045603 ENGLAND (1934). St Paul's Church, the High Street and environs, Bedford, 1934. This image has been produced from a copy-negative.

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Details

Title [EPW045603] St Paul's Church, the High Street and environs, Bedford, 1934. This image has been produced from a copy-negative.
Reference EPW045603
Date July-1934
Link
Place name BEDFORD
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 505000, 249726
Longitude / Latitude -0.46568819867283, 52.135434330055
National Grid Reference TL050497

Pins

What was Palgraves Chemist shop on the corner of Castle Lane. The attached photo of an information plaque was taken on 19th February 2016. For more information on the Palgraves, see http://virtual-library.culturalservices.net/webingres/bedfordshire/vlib/0.digitised_resources/high_street_history_palgrave.htm.

melgibbs
Sunday 21st of February 2016 10:38:54 AM
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
Sunday 6th of September 2015 04:02:59 PM
Bedford Town Hall, 02/06/2014

Class31
Friday 28th of August 2015 07:24:42 PM
Bedford Jamee Masjid And Islamic Cultural Centre, Bedford, 02/06/2014

Class31
Friday 28th of August 2015 07:18:51 PM
Howard Chapel, Bedford, 02/06/2014

Class31
Friday 28th of August 2015 07:15:50 PM
In this area of St Paul's Square there are now information slabs as shown in the attached composite photo take on 26th August 2015.

melgibbs
Friday 28th of August 2015 04:43:25 PM
The town bridge before it was widened with concrete along the western side in 1938-40. The join is still visible on the underside of the arches. The attached photo is from 1939 and was found on the www.ampthillimages.com web-site.

melgibbs
Saturday 7th of March 2015 08:36:09 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.

melgibbs
Monday 2nd of March 2015 11:31:07 AM
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 04:31:07 PM
Statue of John Howard. The attached photo was taken on the 10th December 2013. For more details on John Howard, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Howard_(prison_reformer).

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Friday 6th of February 2015 07:57:37 PM
Longhurst & Skinner furniture shop, now a Weatherspoons pub called The Pilgrims Progress. The attached photo was taken on the 5th April 2009.

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Saturday 8th of November 2014 03:46:53 PM
Priory Street Primary School.

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Saturday 8th of November 2014 03:43:09 PM
Bedford West End Bowling Club, still there.

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Saturday 8th of November 2014 03:42:18 PM

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Saturday 8th of November 2014 03:39:23 PM
The Cadena Cafe.

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Saturday 8th of November 2014 03:38:41 PM
F.W. Woolworth, now Next. The attached photo was taken on the 5th April 2009.

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Saturday 8th of November 2014 03:37:44 PM
That photo couldn't have been taken in April 2009 as the store wasn't converted until 2011. Woolworths closed in December 2008 and the store remained empty until planning permission was given in March 2011 to convert to two units.

Barney
Monday 30th of May 2016 03:14:12 PM
Houses in James Street which is between Woolworths (now Next) and British Home Stores.

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Saturday 8th of November 2014 03:36:08 PM
The Salvation Army Citadel in River Street.

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Friday 7th of November 2014 06:42:30 PM
The Co-op shop in Midland Road, on the corner of Gravel Lane.

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Friday 7th of November 2014 06:41:53 PM
Montague Burton, tailors, now a JD Sports shop. The attached photo was taken on the 13th June 2013.

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Friday 7th of November 2014 06:40:58 PM
Chetham's boathouse, with boats for hire outside & on the river.

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Friday 7th of November 2014 06:36:50 PM
The Picturedrome Cinema.

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Friday 7th of November 2014 06:35:55 PM
The Bridge Hotel.

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Friday 7th of November 2014 06:34:47 PM
St Mary's Gardens.

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Friday 7th of November 2014 06:33:41 PM
Holy Trinity Church in Bromham Road, on the corner of The Crescent.

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Friday 7th of November 2014 06:32:59 PM
Bedford Girls High School in Bromham Road.

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Friday 7th of November 2014 06:31:30 PM
Marks & Spencer shop on the corner of Midland Road & Harpur Street. The attached photo was taken on the 13th June 2013.

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Friday 7th of November 2014 06:30:52 PM
The Bedford Palace Cinema the High Street on the corner of Silver Street. The attached photo is a scan of a Francis Frith photo taken in 1921.

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Thursday 6th of November 2014 06:35:13 PM
The Golden Eagle public house at number 34 Castle Lane. The attached photo was taken in the mid 1960's.

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Thursday 6th of November 2014 06:30:48 PM
The Town and County Club.

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Thursday 6th of November 2014 06:24:16 PM
The Plaza Cinema.

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Thursday 6th of November 2014 06:23:23 PM
Bedford Prison.

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Thursday 6th of November 2014 06:22:51 PM
The Saracen's Head public house, now Number 13 the ticket office and cafe of the Corn Exchange. The attached photo was taken on the 13th June 2013.

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Thursday 6th of November 2014 06:22:14 PM
The Corn Exchange. The attached photo was taken on the 13th June 2013.

melgibbs
Thursday 6th of November 2014 06:21:19 PM
Bank Buildings which were knocked down in 1938-40 when the town bridge was widened.

melgibbs
Thursday 6th of November 2014 06:17:00 PM
The Swan Hotel.

melgibbs
Thursday 6th of November 2014 06:12:35 PM
St. Paul's Church.

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Thursday 6th of November 2014 06:11:24 PM
River Great Ouse.

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Thursday 6th of November 2014 06:10:45 PM

User Comment Contributions

The Harpur Centre formerly Bedford Modern School, Bedford, 02/06/2014

Class31
Friday 28th of August 2015 07:22:18 PM