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Trevor Huddleston

St Paul's Church, Bedford is commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Trevor Huddleston in Chaucer Road, Bedford. After the 10.15 morning service on Sunday 16 June at round 11.45 am, the congregation will process to Huddleston's bust in Silver Street, where there will be a short act of remembrance. All are welcome. For details contact Ann Mills at the church on 01234 340163.

 

Trevor Huddleston was baptised at St Paul's, Bedford. During his time in South Africa he became a leading figure in the anti-apartheid Movement.  His book 'Naught for Your Comfort' pubished in 1965 alerted the world to the plight of Black South Africans.  Nelson Mandela commented that "No white person has done more for South Africa than Trevor Huddleston". On an official visit to Britain, Mandela made a special trip to Bedford to see this bust and honour his old friend.   

Trevor Huddleston born 15 June 1913, died 20 April 1998. In 2000 the bust by Ian Walters was unveiled in Silver Street, Bedford

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