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John Stride Ager
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John Stride Ager

John Stride Ager was the younger of the two children of Eliza and Frederick Andrew Stride Ager. His sister, Hester was born on 7th June 1891 and John was born on 5th March 1893. They...

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September 12, 2019
How it all began - James Wyatt
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How it all began – James Wyatt

James Wyatt was eleventh in the lineal descent from Thomas Wyatt, who was the brother of Sir Henry Wyatt, of Arrington. Thomas Wyatt was privy councillor to Henry V11, and great-uncle of Sir Thomas Wyatt,...

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July 19, 2019
William and James Geddes Brothers in Arms
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William and James Geddes Brothers in Arms

When thousands of Scottish Highlander soldiers arrived in Bedford for training in August 1914, the military authorities were concerned that an outbreak of infectious diseases such as measles could be life threatening for some of...

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June 28, 2019
Norman Greenshields - Borough Engineer
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Norman Greenshields – Borough Engineer

Norman Greenshields was an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Member of the Institution of Municipal and County Engineers and a Member of the Sanitary Institute. For some 30 years, he was...

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June 04, 2019
The Foster Family of Brickhill House
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The Foster Family of Brickhill House

Brickhill House was the farmhouse to Brickhill Farm that once stood over the brow of Cemetery Hill. When John Foster and his family lived there in the early 1800s, there were beautiful groves, lawns and...

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June 03, 2019