High Street - Notice Board
To complete the online Perception Survey on High Street, Bedford
please visit the Survey
Bedford's Big High Street Showcase
On 27 July 2013, Bedford's High Street will be host to an
exciting summer event.
Click Here for more
information on Bedford's Big High Street Showcase!
Bedford High Street THI Newsletters
The fifth edition of the
Bedford High Street THI newsletter (May 2013) is now available
to view and download. Click Here to
download the May 2013 THI Newsletter
Also view previous THI Newsletters
2011 and October
Historic Building Maintenance Guide
The Historic Environment Team has
produced a Maintenance and Repair Guidance booklet for historic
buildings in Bedford Conservation Area. This is intended
to advise on general best practice and contains information on
general maintenance; brickwork and stonework; timber framed
buildings and structural timbers; render; roofs; windows and doors.
It also contains a list of useful contacts and further sources of
information. For a copy please download the document here -
Building Maintenance Guide.
To find out more on Property Maintenance visit our Property Maintenance
Bedford High Street Heritage Gazetteer
A key resource for the THI project
is the Bedford High Street Heritage Gazetteer, which details the
history of each property on High Street, in images and text. The
Heritage Gazetteer is a wealth of information on how properties,
plots and businesses have changed over time. View
the Heritage Gazetteer (22.2Mb ).
High Street History Project was inspired by a BBC One series
broadcast in the Autumn of 2010, Turn Back Time - The
High Street. This showed how shops changed radically between
the Victorian era and the 1970's. The programme makers also invited
members of the public to investigate and record the history of
shopping in their own locality. To find out more on what has
been discovered by recent research visit the Bedford Museum's
website at :
If you would like to test your
knowledge of Bedford High Street download the Bedford High
Street History Trail (produced by Bedford
Libraries) and take a stroll along High Street to find the
answers. Download the Guide here.