With a population of 80,000 Bedford is a county town in Bedfordshire, England. The Offa of Mercia is said to be buried at Bedford. Built by Henry I , the Bedford Castle saw its destruction in 1224. Bedford has been represented in Parliament since 1265. A significant part of the population of Bedford is Italian.
Bedford is named after a Saxon chief Beda, and a ford crossing the River Great Ouse. The subburb was known for its market since early Middle Ages.
John Bunyan, wrote The Pilgrims Progress while in Bedford Gaol. During this time brewing became a major industry in the town. Bedford became an engineering hub by the 19th century. Railways reached Bedford in 1846.
Bedford is linked to the town and other parts of England either by Bus or by Rail. The A6 road provides road access to the city. There and two railway stations and a network of bus services that serve the city’s transport system.
Bedford bus station
The Stagecoach in Bedford and Bedford Borough Council own the bus station at Bedford. It serves the population is located in the city centre on All Hallows .
There are many Sikh temples in Bedford with one of them being in Kempston. It also houses temples of Guru Ravidass and Valmiki.
The following communities also meet in Bedford:
People from Bedford