Bedford is a large market town in the east of England (just !) on the River Ouse. It has all the
usual shops etc, plus plenty of pubs and restaurants, and benefits greatly from its situation on
the banks of the Ouse where an excellent waterfront area has grown up over many years.
Old Postcard, Bedford, Suspension Bridge
Bedford, River Ouse
Bedford Grammar School
Bedford Embankment
Bedford Stone Bridge
A postcard from 1912.   
The Ouse at Bedford - a 1905 postcard.
Bedford Modern School
A nice old postcard of the Modern School, mailed to Newport Pagnell
in 1915.  
A 1920 postcard of the Suspension Bridge.   
An unused postcard of the river from around 1910.
An undated postcard showing the Stone Bridge, probably about 1910.
A 1911 postcard of the bridge.  
No date for this postcard of Bedford Grammar School.    
Another view of the Suspension Bridge.
The Ouse and the Embankment.
"A Peep on the Ouse at Bedford."    
Yet another view of the Suspension Bridge.
The Embankment once again.
An Edwardian view of the River.  
Bedford Girls High School
No date for this postcard of Bedford High School for Girls.  
No date for this one.
A river steamer on the Ouse.
Bedford Bridge
A 1936 postcard of the Bridge.  
Bedford St Pauls Square
A good view of traffic on the bridge.
Bedford St Pauls Church
A 1923 postcards of St Paul's.   
A 1916 postcard.
Did You Know.... that Harold Abrahams, British
Olympic Athlete in 1924 ("Chariots of Fire"), was
born in Bedford in 1899.
A 1918 postcard of High Street.    
St Peter's Green, Bedford, Vintage Postcard
St Peter's Green.
Bedford, Newnham Bridge
Newnham Bridge.
Bedford High Street
The High Street about 1916.   
And Did You Also Know.......that Carol
Vorderman, the TV personality (Countdown),
was born in Bedford in 1960 ?
And Did You Know.......that the actor John le
Mesurier (Sgt Wilson in "Dad's Army") was born
in Chaucer Road, Bedford, in 1912 ?
Bedford, the Promenade
Another early 20th Century view of the Promenade.
Did You Know.......that the actor and
comedian Ronnie Barker was born in Bedford
in 1929 ?
De Parys Avenue, Bedford
De Pary's Avenue c 1915.  
Bedford School
Bedford School.
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River Ouse at Bedford
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High Street.
Stone Bridge, Bedford
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The Prison on the Bridge.
de Parys Avenue, Bedford
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Elstow Church.
Bunyan's Cottage, Bedford
Bunyan's Cottage.
Moot Hall, Elstow, Bedford
Moot Hall, Elstow.
Elstow, Bedford
High Street, Bedford
Two old views of High Street.
High Street, Bedford
Bunyan's Statue, Bedford
Bunyan's Statue.
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