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Heritage Open Day 2014

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Heritage Open Days


Friday 12th September

Hidden landscapes: an archaeological walk with The Higgins Bedford

11am (walk will last about an hour) – meet on St. Peter’s Green next to the church of St. Peter de Merton

Booking essential

This walk is free thanks to the support of the Bedford Townscape Heritage Initiative


Take a walk back in time and discover the archaeological heritage of Bedford town centre hidden just under your feet. Starting at St Peter’s Green and walking down to Castle Gardens, we’ll take in Saxon churches, medieval fortifications and even woolly mammoths, before ending with a look at some of the archaeological evidence on display at The Higgins Bedford.


The walk is suitable for most ages and abilities. Bring a brolly just in case!


Booking details:

Call The Higgins Bedford on 01234 718618 or email thehiggins@bedford.gov.uk


Saturday 13th September

Look inside the Lime Kiln Vault - Cancelled

with Bedford Tour Guides

10am - 12.30pm and repeated at 2pm to 4pm


A rare opportunity to access the lime kiln vault which forms part of the Castle Quay development next door to The Higgins Bedford, on the site of Bedford Castle. During Members of the Bedford Association of Tour Guides will be on hand to answer any questions and to explain the history of the site.


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