Final guided walk around Bedford to discover unusual heritage

Detail of the John Howard statue in Bedford.
Detail of the John Howard statue in Bedford.

This season’s guided walks come to an end this week with one entitled I Never Knew That.

This is your chance to hear why there are cherubs peeking through the faces of the wicked evil ogre’s on the statue of John Howard on the Market Square, or what is so unusual about the figure of Sir William Harpur above the main door into the Old Town Hall.

The walk highlights many features of the the town that you may travel past every day, but never noticed.

The Bedford Association of Tour Guides, who organise and lead the walks, said: “We would like to express its very grateful thanks to the Times and Citizen for printing these tasters each week.

As a result of this support, numbers attending the walks have been higher than ever this season and we are very hopeful that this interest will continue next year.

“A special thank you also to you the people of Bedford for joining the walks in such considerable numbers, Without this tangible support and the great attendances we would not be able to continue. See you all next year.”

The walk on Sunday, September 6, leaves the Old Town Hall, in St Paul’s Square, at 11am. Booking is essential by calling the Travel and Tourist Information Centre on 01234 718112.