Welcome to Famous Bedford. This is a place where the very best of Bedford can be celebrated. Bedford is a town that is much maligned by outsiders and at times by those that live there themselves. For those that don’t know, Bedford is a small town that is towards the north of the county named after it. The town is such a poor relation of some of its larger neighbours (Luton and Milton Keynes) that it doesn’t even use its own postcode. It utilises an MK postal code, which effectively means Milton Keynes, which isn’t even in Bedfordshire.
So to make up for this, lets take a look at some of the greatness that comes from Bedford and the surrounding villages. We look predominantly at the famous people from and that have also once lived in this flawed town or those that had the luck (or judgement) to live in its beautiful surrounding villages.
If you think of any famous Bedfordians we may have missed, please let us know.