Bedfordshire Local  History Association

Speaker’s Name: Bob Ricketts

Are you an Individual or represent an Organisation / Company?  Individual

Website:  None

Email:   bob…..

Telephone/Mobile Number: 01234……..

Would you be able to present In Person, via Zoom or either?   

What equipment do you need to be provided by hosts?

Any travel restrictions?

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Speaker’s Biography

An experienced family, personal and local historian. All of his talks are illustrated. Many talks are also suitable for Zoom.

Title of Talks

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An illustrated history of Bedford – Offa to 1837

An illustrated history of Bedford – 1837 to 1914
An illustrated history of Bedford – 1914 to 1939 (includes Art Deco Bedford)
‘Captain Swing’ – rural unrest in Bedfordshire 1830-49
Votes for Women – the Suffrage movement in Bedfordshire
Bedford and its River
‘Jolly Good Boating Weather’ – Rowing, pleasure craft, boat-builders and regattas (Bedford)
- describes the transition from the busy Ouse Navigation to a Victorian pleasure ground, the making of The Embankment, pleasure craft, Bedford boatbuilders, rowing and the Regatta.
Policing Victorian Bedford/Bedfordshire
Bedford’s Victorian Cemetery
-the history of the Cemetery, its founders and architects, Bedford citizens/families, Waterloo veterans, the ‘Highland Invasion’ and WWI memorials, WWII Polish freedom fighter, the infamous ‘Tennis Court murder’ and ‘CD’ – the Cemetery Dog, with newly discovered memorial to a ‘Cemetery Cat’, wildlife, etc.