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Great War in focus at next talk on Queen’s Park

WW1 helmet

WW1 helmet

The next Queen’s Park Lives talk will focus on the early years of World War 1 and the impact this had on the area.

The talk is at the Parish Room alongside All Saints’ Church, Westbourne Road in Queen’s Park on Thursday, June 5.

Parts of Queen’s Park resembled a battlefield as extensive practice trenches were dug in the Honey Hills area so that the invading forces of the Scottish Highland division could prepare for battles ahead.

It was the first time for hundreds of years a reigning monarch visited Bedford to inspect the troops in what is still referred to as The King’s Field on Bromham Road. Much more research has been done for this talk.

The talk is from 7.30pm to 9pm. Admission is £2 and there will be refreshments and a raffle.

 

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