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Goldings 150th Anniversary

Goldings Ironmongers are celebrating their 150th anniversary with a display at The Higgins Bedford. In 1867 William Day set up his Ironmongery business Day & Sons on the High Street, later to be taken over by William Golding in 1899. The Higgins’ display features the stories of the owners and staff whose legacy continues for Goldings…


The Bedford Clanger Theatre Round Up!

Here’s our regular theatre round-up for November, hand-picked by the Clanger’s Paula Walker. Poetry aplenty this month as the Place Theatre hosts Radio 4’s poet-in-residence, Kate Fox……………………. The Place Theatre Bedford Players’ Trust presents Bedslam: with Guest Poet, Kate Fox Wednesday 8 November at 7.30pm Tickets: £10 (concessions £8.50) Kate Fox has been poet-in-residence for…


Read the November 2017 issue NOW!

This month, the Clanger celebrates Bedford’s brilliant indie retailers. We’ve got an interview with Warren from Slide Records, Hannah from epanoui shares her ‘Best of Bedford’ choices, plus Cat Lane‘s photos accompany our round up of new shops, movers, shakers and recent relaunches. Find out more about Ready Steady Roll‘s new premises in Sharnbrook and…


Heritage Open Days Bedford

This year’s Heritage Open Days take place on 7th – 10th September and throughout the country, thousands of volunteers will be opening the doors of hundreds of heritage venues, many of which are rarely open to the public. Many locations and venues in Bedford are taking part in the events and you can find out lots…

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