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Father John Warmoll
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Father John Warmoll

In 1863, a young virtually penniless newly ordained priest, Father John Warmoll arrived in Bedford. It was Christmas Eve and he was welcomed by the Tandy family. Masses were celebrated in the Tandy family home....

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03 Jul 2017
The Reverend John Jukes
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The Reverend John Jukes

The monument commemorates The Revd. John Jukes (and his wife Sarah Jukes). He was born in Frome, Somerset, and was Pastor of the Bunyan Meeting Church, Mill Street, Bedford from 1840 to 1866. The present...

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03 Jul 2017
Lieutenant John Algernon Leventhorpe
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Lieutenant John Algernon Leventhorpe

Lieutenant Leventhorpe was born 20th April 1893, at Jubbulpore, Central Provinces, India, the son of Mr John Bonfoy Leventhorpe, of the Public Works Department, Government of India, and Mrs Leventhorpe, of 18, St Andrews Road,...

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02 Jul 2017
Sergeant William George Gibbs
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Sergeant William George Gibbs

312181 - 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge’s Own). By John Gibbons. In the years immediately prior to the partition of Ireland, during the Irish War of Independence, the British Army maintained garrisons in many Irish towns One...

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30 Jun 2017
Francis Henry Draper Freeman
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Francis Henry Draper Freeman

'The Organ Blower' The following was the report in the local paper of his death. “On Tuesday January 24 1882 there passed away from among us one whose services though of the humblest, were so faithfully and...

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30 Jun 2017
The Wyatt Tombs
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The Wyatt Tombs

Back in the Autumn of 2007 it was agreed that the Wyatt Tomb endowment and responsibility for its application, should be transferred to the Friends from the Bedford Society. This arrangement was approved at the...