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Thinking of You...

Thinking of You, With Love…

From Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service

 

Bedfordshire Archives is pleased to present their new exhibition Thinking of You, With Love.

 

The exhibition brings together some of the most personal and emotive records from a variety of collections and time periods, and provides a touching insight into the lives of ordinary folk in Bedfordshire going back hundreds of years.

 

Postcards, valentines and letters sent between friends and family members will be on display. Among the items in the exhibition are a series of letters from First World War soldier Wilfred Hammond to his family in Tavistock Street, Bedford.

 

Also on display is a coded love letter written by a local man to his married lover in the eighteenth century; and a handmade valentine sent by an Elstow man to his bride-to-be in 1860.

 

The exhibition will run from January until the end of March and can be viewed in the Riverside Building, Borough Hall, Bedford:

 

Monday - 9.15am-5pm

Tuesday -9am-5pm

Wednesday - 9pm-5pm

Friday - 9am-5pm

 

A free lunchtime talk ‘Writing Home: Letters from Bedfordshire people on their travels’ will take place at 1pm on 16th February in the Riverside Building, Borough Hall, Bedford. The talk will look in more detail at some of the stories behind the documents in the exhibition. Please call 01234 228833 or email archive@bedford.gov.uk to reserve a place or find out more about the exhibition.

 

Bedfordshire Archives is pleased to present their new exhibition Thinking of You, With Love. in the Riverside Building, Borough Hall, Bedford.

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