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Policing in Bedfordshire
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Policing in Bedfordshire

Up to four separate police forces served Bedfordshire during Queen Victoria’s reign, as boroughs became incorporated: Bedford Borough Police Force – established in 1836, policing the Borough of Bedford. Bedfordshire Police Force – established in 1840, initially...

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21 May 2021
Anne Insull Tilby
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Anne Insull Tilby

Anne Insull Tilby (née Malden) was born into one of the most well-known families in Bedford. Her cousins were Charles Wells, the brewer, and George Wells who served five times as the Mayor of Bedford....

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11 Feb 2021
Higgins and Sons -  Hoteliers and Brewers
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Higgins and Sons – Hoteliers and Brewers

Charles Higgins (1789-1862) and his wife Mary (née Branson) (1791-1862) were born in Northamptonshire. In 1817 Charles was the landlord of the 17th century Hind Inn in Sheep Street, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. In 1823, Charles and...

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27 Jan 2021