Bedford In The 21st Century

The Blarney Stone pub at Bedford Bedfordshire England UK

Images of Bedford at the start of the 21st Century.

Moving on from the vintage film of Bedford and Bedford in the 1980s pages, now mobile phones take over to record scenes of Bedford in the 21st Century. You’ll see how far mobile video quality has come in such a short time, too.

Bedford Italian Festival 2009

On Sunday 13th September 2009, the first Bedford Italian Festival was held in Harpur Square and St Paul’s Square.

More than 5,000 people attended the one day event.

Local restaurants and suppliers ran stalls offering Italian speciality foods. Entertainment included an Italian car display, Italian music, and the unveiling of the Italian statue.

The Italian statue celebrated the arrival of Bedford’s Italian immigrants in the 1950s. After the event was over, the statue was transferred to the Greyfriars roundabout.


Bedford River Festival 2010 

See the Vikings in action at the 2010 River Festival.

Bedford River Festival 2010 The Vikings: Laurie Girling (YouTube)

See the Carnival Parade at Bedford River Festival in 2010. This was filmed by Youthcast Bedfordshire, the youth-led New Media organization.

The Carnival Parade – Bedford River Festival 2010: Youthcastbeds (YouTube)

Bedford Italian Festival 2011

A glimpse of the second Bedford Italian Festival in 2011.

Bedford Italian Festival 2011: mishka3380 (YouTube)

Bedford River Festival 2012 

Highlights of the Bedford River Festival 2012.

Bedford River Festival 2012 (YouTube)

Bedford River Festival 2016

Highlights of the 2016 River Festival. Filmed on 16th July 2016.

River Festival – Bedford UK 16 July 2016: Arkadiusz Janusz (YouTube)

A compilation of events at the River Festival in 2016.

Bedford River Festival 2016: mupet00000 (YouTube)

Bedford’s Supermarkets

Tesco Bedford Extra Staff 2012

In December 2012, Tesco Bedford Extra staff dressed up and danced for charity.

Tesco Bedford Extra Staff Dance in Fancy Dress: keith brown (YouTube)

And here’s another clip also from December 2012.

Bedford Tesco Extra Staff Dance (sort of!): keith brown (YouTube)

Bedford Morrisons Store 2013

Bedfordshire on Sunday took a look round the new Morrisons store in 2013.

A look around the new Bedford Morrisons store: Bedfordshire On Sunday (YouTube)

Bedfordshire Gifts

Gifts for the loveliest grandma in Bedfordshire, from Redbubble.

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