A hotel undergoing renovation is offering a half-price meal in return for donated Bedford memorabilia.
The De Parys Hotel, in De Parys Avenue, will re-open as d’Parys in February, when those who donate items relating to the history of the town will be invited to discounted dining at preview nights.
The £1.3million renovation by Apostrophe Pub Ltd will feature “all that is great about Bedford from brewing, education and industry”.
Alongside the donated items there will be memorabilia from the Charles Wells brewery and furniture inspired by Bedford’s industrial past.
Managing partner Alfie Molinaro said: “The brand new d’Parys will embody all that is great about our historic town.
“We will be selling Bedford-brewed beers in our contemporary bar, using locally sourced ingredients from the best Bedford has to offer and even have an old baker’s table and materials from the old Britannia Ironworks on display.
“We are now asking our fellow Bedfordians to donate their bit of Bedford to help us exemplify the town’s heritage throughout the building, whether it’s an old tie, or books from your school days, or a photo which illustrates your favourite memory of the town.”
Donations should be taken to the Tourist Information Centre in the Old Town Hall, St Paul’s Square, between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, with contact details for the preview night invite.
For more information go to www.dparys.co.uk