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Madeline Seys Phillips
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Madeline Seys Phillips

Madeline Seys Phillips was well known in Bedford for her charitable work. Her one priority was to care for the sick, aged, and poor in St. Paul’s parish. She was, for many years, on the...

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March 08, 2019
The Bedford Railway Mystery
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The Bedford Railway Mystery

On Thursday 6th August 1891 a young woman in her early twenties described as being pretty, well-dressed, about 5ft 4ins with reddish brown hair, and a plump round figure, boarded the Midland night train from...

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November 20, 2018
Dr. Rowland Hill Coombs
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Dr. Rowland Hill Coombs

Dr Rowland Hill Coombs (1844-1929) was an exceptionally eminent Bedfordian who lived a long life full of many achievements and diverse interests. His father, Dr. James Coombs was a doctor and a chemist, who, like...

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October 27, 2018