|The Exhibition That Saved Bedford Park|
Fascinating exhibition highlights key moments in the history of the area
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the exhibition by the Bedford Park Society - the critical moment in 1967 when the architectural heritage of Bedford Park was saved from demolition and decay. The events of 1967, which resulted in the listing of Bedford Park buildings and the subsequent creation of the Conservation Area, will be celebrated as part of the Bedford Park Festival Golden Jubilee.
A fascinating exhibition, curated by Dr David Budworth MBE, the Bedford Park Society’s Historical Adviser, highlighting key aspects of the history of Bedford Park, is on display from Saturday 10-16th June in St Michael & All Angels Church, alongside the Summer Exhibition.
The breakthrough came with an exhibition staged in the Vicarage as part
of the first Bedford Park Festival in 1967, showing the history of Bedford
Park and the dangers it faced.
The exhibition features an exciting new find: a photograph of Jonathan Thomas Carr (1845-1915), the founder of Bedford Park, at the age of 19. Until now the only known image of Carr has been the relief portrait on the memorial attached to St Michael and All Angels.
The exhibition is open from 12.00am - 6.00pm each day and admission is free.
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June 7, 2017