Eliza … More was born in into a working-class family in the mill town of Droylsden, Manchester. From an early age, Eliza recognised that to escape from a life of drudgery was through education. At the age of 13, supported by her parents, Eliza began her apprenticeship under the pupil-teacher system at the Mayfield British School, in Manchester. The school was described as a handsome modern building, accommodating boys, girls, and there were infants, which came under the Harpur Trust.
Annie Blake died on the 26th December … More Ann Eliza Chase was born at Westminster in At the age of 19, Annie married William Blake. Inthe family moved to Bedford in order for William to take up the post of branch manager for Cundell and Downes of New Bond Street, who were photographers to the Queen.
Their studio was in Harpur Street. Annie pioneered artistic flower photography and was one of the leading photographers in England. Inthe Royal Society exhibited seven of her works at the International… More. Here are a few words from Adrian, one of our members. Harry Franks was born in at … More Southill, Bedfordshire.
William Shorley had suffered from ill health for some time and he died on the 19th August Harry and the family moved into the Cemetery Lodge nowadays known as the Gatehouse. In Decemberand two months … More after the sad and sudden death of the first Head Mistress Ada McDowall nee Bensonthe Governors appointed Marian Belcher, portrayed as a comfortable English woman in her lace cap, a burning, and shining light.
When Marian Belcher arrived at Bedford High School there were 46 pupils, and from that small beginning, it had grown through her enthusiasm. Under her leadership, the school gave the most liberal education. She believed that every girl should study a range of subjects before devoting herself to just one.
Teaching was, to her mind, one of the noblest callings. Bradford Rudge, a renowned artist who … More spent his adulthood in Bedford and recorded history through his drawings, paintings and lithographs. Much of his artistic output covered the architecture and landscapes of Bedfordshire and its neighbouring counties. He sold many lithographs prints reproduced from an original artwork during his long career, and these have often been passed down the generations as treasured heirlooms.
He was very well respected by his peers and can be placed high on any list of master British watercolourists. Richard was born at 83 Station … More Road, St. He attended Bedford Modern School from to At the annual Bedford Modern School sports day held on the 10th and 11th AprilRichard came first in the high jump and the hurdles. Depending on your point of view, the now-defunct paper had a reputation either for fearlessly exposing scandals or for itself being just a trouble-maker, and in this case, it did an excellent job of highlighting a conundrum that produced strong feelings on both sides of the argument.
Would it be right for C. Would it be illegal? Would it be immoral?
Who should decide? Danuta Gruszczynska-Alasinska died on the 15th of November At the start of the war, she seems to have been recruited to the resistance Home Army AK when she was not quite This was involved in very fierce fighting in the northern part of Warsaw, and Danuta delivered messages to and from the front lines. She was active until 30th Septemberwhen she was captured and was imprisoned in… More. John Usher — Architect and Surveyor died on the 5th November John Usher … More was responsible for preparing the first map of the ground for the purposes of the interments.
Among the buildings or restorations of buildings which he deed were the mansion and lodges at Clapham Park; the first part of the Bunyan rooms; Mill Street Baptist Chapel and restoration of the Howard Chapel. John Usher's elaborate de was pulled down in bedfoordshire a featureless replacement was put up on the corner of the churchyard, and the steps were used as the base for John Howard's statue a few yards away.
John Torr- Waterloo Veteran died on bedforddshire 3rd November The 7th Hussars started the Waterloo campaign in with men and sustained casualties: 63 killed, wounded and 17 men missing. John Torr was one of the many wounded in the Battle of Waterloo. The census shows John was a Publican living with his wife, Sarah and their three children. Many young men from the Highlands died of flu when they were billeted in Bedford during the First World War, before they saw battle.
Every November, millions of people show their gratitude and respect for the soldiers and … More civilians involved in wars and other conflicts, especially for those who died or were injured. Remembrance Day is marked at Unfortunately, because of Covid regulations, there will mietress no official ceremony this… More. This marked 86 years since Octavia died.
Her grave is simply marked as 'M. Mabel Barltrop founder of the Panacea Society died on the 16th October Mabel set up a Becfordshire community in the Albany Road area, with mainly well-to-do ladies buying and living in Community Houses. They prepared themselves for the Day of Judgement by confessing their faults, to become worthy of Heaven on Earth. Mabel was very much the respected charismatic leader of the group, bedfordsbire called the Community of the Holy Ghost.
Later, it became the Panacea Society.
From this, believers would know immediately who was buried here, but to anyone else, it would be a mystery. Grave Ref. Thomas Jarvis, Brewer, died on the 14th October Thomas Jarvis initially … More set up his brewery in Gwyn Street. At that time, there were eight breweries in Bedford. In Thomas purchased a piece of land in Midland Road upon which he built a larger brewery. In the Phoenix Brewery was purchased by Charles Wells.
His burial took place in the secluded graveyard behind the Moravian Chapel at St. Grave Refs I4. He was one of the 17, Highlanders who arrived in Bedford to undergo training before their embarkation to the front. Sadly, Arthur died from peritonitis following a puncture wound after an altercation in the billet he shared with other soldiers. He was 24 years old.
His grave is close to the graves of William and James Geddes, brothers and soldiers who both died of infectious diseases. Grave Ref K2. Ada Benson died on the 11th October One of our Pioneering Women of … More Bedfordshire. Ada was a staunch Anglican and a pioneer with high principles. It was her intention to train girls in true religion, good manners and sound learning; to train teachers and to raise their status.
She is buried close to the path at the east side of the chapel.
Grave Ref E4. Pearl came to Bedford from Jamaica in She is thought to have been the first West Indian teacher in Bedford. She never resented the fact that despite being qualified, she had to start all over again to achieve the qualifications needed.
She even had to sit her GCE exams again, despite having achieved one of the highest scores on record when bedfordsshire sat them in Jamaica. Write Post. Share Photo. Foster Hill Road Cemetery is on Facebook. Log Beedfordshire or. Foster Hill Road Cemetery. The second - On this day - the 27th December is Eliza Stride Ager Eliza died on the 27th December Eliza … More was born in into a working-class family in the mill town of Droylsden, Manchester.
Eliza was born in into a working-class family in the mill town of Droylsden, Manchester. She was one of six children of Mary and James Ridgway who was a carpenter and er. In the s, the majority of working-class girls of Droylsden had completed their education at 13 and sometimes earlier Over Christmas there were two - On this days. Her mother was just 23 years of age when she died soon after giving birth to Ann.
Her father died two years later at the age of misttess Left orphaned, Ann went to live with her grandparents, John and Harry Franks was born in at Southill, Bedfordshire. Mistgess parents were born at Clifton, Bedfordshire. In they moved to Main Road, Southill in Bedfordshire. On this day - the 15th of December Marion Belcher died on 15th December In Decemberand two months … More after the sad bedfogdshire sudden death of the first Head Mistress Ada McDowall nee Bensonthe Governors appointed Marian Belcher, portrayed as a comfortable English woman in her mkstress cap, a burning, and shining light.
In Decemberand two months after the sad and sudden death of the first Head Mistress Ada McDowall nee Bensonthe Governors appointed Marian Belcher, portrayed as a comfortable English woman in her lace cap, a burning, and shining light. Marian Belcher was born on 12th Marchat Great F On this day - 3rd of December Bradford Rudge died on the 3rd December Bradford Rudge, a renowned artist who … More spent his adulthood in Bedford and recorded history through his drawings, paintings and lithographs.