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Scenes of town in days gone by

Biggleswade pictures from the late 1950s.
Chronicle archives
Used in Memory Lane on February 22, 2013

Biggleswade pictures from the late 1950s. Chronicle archives Used in Memory Lane on February 22, 2013

Long time residents of Chronicle Country may well recall these two Biggleswade scenes from half a century ago.

We’ve dug them out of the Chronicle’s archives and we believe they date from the late 1950s, although perhaps an eagle-eyed reader can help us nail a more accurate date?

A horse fair was a regular feature of Market Square life back then and one of our pictures shows this in action.

Our next picture is of a view that has changed a little less. It is in the High Street looking west towards the parish church. The war memorial was sited on this corner with Shortmead Street - this was later moved to the middle of the square. In fact you can just see the offices now housing the Biggleswade Chronicle on the right hand side.

If you have information about these pictures email Catherine at catherine.rose@jpress.co.uk

 

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