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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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03 Jun 2019
Jarvis  - A Family of Brewers
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Jarvis – A Family of Brewers

By 1841, Thomas Jarvis had set up his brewery in Gwyn Street. At that time, there were eight breweries in Bedford and the brewing industry then was second only to the cotton industry. Weak or...

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23 Apr 2019
Jarvis & Son - Monumental Masons
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Jarvis & Son – Monumental Masons

Samuel Wainright Jarvis was born on 1st February 1828 at Bushmead, Bedfordshire. His christening took place on 5th October 1828 at St. Cuthbert’s Church, Bedford. He was the only son of Thomas Jarvis and his...

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20 Apr 2019
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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08 Mar 2019