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Stopping all the Clocks
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Stopping all the Clocks

Do you remember old traditions and superstitions relating to funerals?  Many have been handed down for generations, and if you are told them when young, they tend to stick in your brain and become undeniable...

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18 Mar 2024
A Host of Angels
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A Host of Angels

In the film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” an affable and wise angel called Clarence Odbody tries and manages to save the life of George Bailey, the earnest but apparently unsuccessful head of the Bedford Falls...

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22 Jan 2023
The First Headstone
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The First Headstone

Although two-year old Ellen Tacchi was the first person to be buried in the newly opened cemetery, she didn’t have a permanent headstone. The first stone memorial was erected to the memory of Elizabeth Jane...

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26 Oct 2021
Arthur Hullatt Elliott
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Arthur Hullatt Elliott

Arthur Hullatt Elliott was born on the 1st of January 1884 Bolnhurst, Bedford. He was one of 7 children born into poverty. He caught Measles when he was 7 and unfortunately, as a result of this,...

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17 Sep 2021
John William Elliott
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John William Elliott

John William Elliott (known as Jack) was born on the 12th September 1920 in Bedford When he left school Jack went to work at the Shire Hall, Bedford where he worked in the “Restriction of Development”...

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17 Sep 2021
Raducanu, Ronaldo …and Roberts
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Raducanu, Ronaldo …and Roberts

Well, it was quite a weekend for records. The world was amazed and delighted by a young woman who won a tennis title against all the odds, and still came over as the likeable girl-next-door. Half...

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14 Sep 2021