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|List of Talks||Summary of Talks||Speaker|
|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.|