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Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire, England. It had a population of almost one hundred and seventy five thousand
Bedford was founded at a ford on the River Great Ouse, and is thought to have been the burial place of Offa of Mercia.
Bedford is on the Midland Main Line, with stopping services to London and Brighton operated by Thameslink, and express services to London and the East Midlands operated by East Midlands Trains.
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- Bedfordshire’s traditional dish is the Bedfordshire Clanger, a sort of sausage roll type snack made of suet pastry with meat at one end and jam at the other! There’s only one bakery left in the county that produces the clanger in a variety of flavours
- Bedfordshire has been used as a humorous way of talking about going to bed since the 1600s. So when you say I’m off to Bedfordshire at bedtime you wont be the first person
- In the 1700’s hat making was Luton’s biggest industry, it’s why Luton Town FC has the nickname, the Hatters.
- Half of Bedfordshire’s population live in either Bedford of Luton?
- Catherine of Aragon, one time wife of Henry VIII was imprisoned in the county before their marriage was annulled. The actual annulment took place in 1533 after being agreed at Dunstable Priory.
- Bedfordshire has its own day 28th November where you can celebrate all things Bedfordshire? It’s been celebrated since 2015, its thought that the date was chosen because it is believed to be the birth date of John Bunyan
- Arlesey’s main street in Bedfordshire is three miles long and is said to be Britain’s longest .
- The concept of Afternoon Tea was born in Bedfordshire
- The world’s first tractor was invented in Bedfordshire, by a man called Daniel Albone in Biggleswade .