Bedford – Wednesday 9th September 2020

After leaving St Neots we headed across the border into Bedfordshire to the county town.  During World War 2, the American Big Band leader Glenn Miller was stationed near Bedford and performed many concerts in the town. .  There is a statue commemorating him on the Corn Exchange building.  The Waterstones is located in a modern shop in the main shopping area.

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Bedford map

Glenn Miller

Reflections of Bedford is an artwork by sculptor Rick Kirby.  It was commission to represent brick and lace, which were two industries that were prominent in Bedford.  Apparently it is illuminated at night – I imagine it looks quite striking. 

The Meeting depicts a man with four children and a dog.  It was unveiled in 1996 and is by John W Mills.  I have been unable to find out whether it was created for a specific purpose, but I really like it.

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