Places of worship feature in next talk for Queen’s Park Lives

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The historic buildings where many faiths worship in the Queen’s Park area will be featured in an illustrated talk.

For a comparatively small area, Queen’s Park has a fascinating range of places of worship and the history of these buildings will be the focus of the next Queen’s Park Lives’ talk.

The talk is being held on Thursday, February 6 from 7.30pm at All Saints’ Parish Room, Westbourne Road, Queen’s Park, Bedford.

This illustrated talk will cover the history of the various buildings used over the years by the Church of England, Moravian, Sikh and Muslim communities in the area – a former snooker hall, a working men’s club and a doctors’ surgery.

Early places of worship include a factory’s lecture hall, semi-detached houses and even an open-air service and the speakers will show how the facilities developed as the multi-cultural population of Queen’s Park grew.

Admission to the talk costs £2 and refreshments will be available during the interval and there will also be a raffle.

For more information, contact Paul Nicholson on 01234 308053 or email

Queen’s Park Lives is a local history group, run by volunteers, who have been researching and documenting the history of the area for nearly ten years. In that time they have produced five magazines and presented more than 20 talks about different aspects of the Queen’s Park area.

All talks are available on DVD and the group has amassed an impressive archive of photographs and documents about the local area.

The building in the photograph is the Guru Nanak Gurdwara on Ford End Road.