Course Code: 3XSB10B21
Start Date: 12/01/2022Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 10
This course focuses on the centre of Bedford. Although cruelly castigated as a cemetery with traffic lights in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries there were improvements to the quality of life for Bedfordians. These included the “jewel in crown”(the River Ouse, the Embankment, bridges, and monuments); religious buildings and ideas; medical and social services (Infirmary, Workhouse and Asylum); amenities (including cinemas, Foster Hill Cemetery) and Bedford High Street where shops and workshops helped to give Bedford its vitality as a small market Town.