out n about in Bedfordshire

some old fashioned graffitti;

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a view across a large swathe of Bedfordshire. when i used to cycle this road everyday, i would sometimes see where it was raining, a slight blurry mist in the distance.

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On the edge of Bumpy Lane, a track that may date back to Roman times.
my old daily school walk;

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This stone was erected in the Festival of Britain year to mark the birthplace of John Bunyan 1628-1688

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And last but not least, just on the otherside of the hill from the last photo, visible on the Bedfordshire skyline for maybe ten miles from certain hills; The Cardington Sheds.

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or as us kids nearby called them, ‘the hangers’.
originally used to house airships, the sheds were the biggest british ones in their day, till the R101 took a nosedive somewhere and aeroplanes became more fashionable.
i watched them decay as a teenager, then Hollywood came along and made a few Batman and Santa films in one hanger. the other is currently being restored.

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4 thoughts on “out n about in Bedfordshire”

  1. it seems like other countries are better at preserving history that the USA. We are so into building up every area available that a lot of history is destroyed. Thanks for sharing xx

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