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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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20 Nov 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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27 Oct 2018
Squadron Leader Richard John Manton
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Squadron Leader Richard John Manton

Squadron Leader Richard Manton was the son of Brigadier Lionel Manton of Dower House, Melbourne in Derbyshire. He joined the RAF in 1937, and when the war broke out, he was stationed in India. He...

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11 Apr 2018
The Panacea Society Graves
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The Panacea Society Graves

Amongst the residents of Foster Hill Road Cemetery is someone whose followers were convinced was the Daughter of God. Yes, the Daughter of God lived in Bedford, at least as far as the members of...

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20 Mar 2018
John Charles Denton
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John Charles Denton

John Charles Denton was sharp, he was intelligent, and had the drive to succeed. By the time he had reached the age of 19 years he was running three firms. At the age of 31...

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15 Mar 2018