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Joseph Hull 1850-1931
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Joseph Hull 1850-1931

Joseph Hull was born on the 13th of October 1850 at his grandparents’ home at 6 Bell Court in St. John’s, Bedford. His christening was held at St. John’s Church, on the 10th November 1850....

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April 07, 2020
Susannah Gale: Funeral by Torch Light
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Susannah Gale: Funeral by Torch Light

Susannah Gale’s life was remarkable as were the days leading up to her unusual funeral. Susannah Gale, nee Bradley was born in 1796 in the village of Alwalton in Huntingdonshire. She was the daughter of a...

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February 29, 2020
Alexander Grafton 1845-1907
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Alexander Grafton 1845-1907

Alexander Grafton was a Member of the Institution of Civil and Mechanical Engineers who developed and manufactured steam cranes. His firm, Grafton & Co., also known as the “Vulcan Works”, Bedford, exported cranes throughout the...

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February 14, 2020
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