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Re: road works

Postby Memory Lane » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:03 am

Probably using predictile text.
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Re: road works

Postby SCRABBLER » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:40 am

Just got her fingers in a twist that's all!!
We all do it from time to time - our brains think faster than our fingers can keep up. 8)
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Re: road works

Postby CraftsbyCarolyn » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:38 pm

In the local news:

http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/Loss ... story.html

Country market stall will be there next week, and should have soft fruit and baking, although there maybe slightly less, so please support us :)
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Re: road works

Postby SCRABBLER » Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:53 am

I only hope that the Country Market Stall gets as many customers as it is expecting.
Isn't both Church Street and Woburn Street (to say nothing of the central roundabouts) going to be closed to traffic next week - all week?
It is going to mean lots of "round trips" for people wanting to reach Bedford from the South, and also for those from the North who wish
to get to Flitwick etc. etc.
I know this has got to be done - and the Summer Holidays are probably the best time to do it - but I think it could have been organised in
a better way. Last time it was done (back in the 80's) I think more thought was given to the disruption of businesses than this time around.
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Re: road works

Postby masquerade » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:53 pm

Some great pics here on when it was done previously

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 674&type=1
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Re: road works

Postby oceanbreeze » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:42 pm

I couldn't get the link to work! The re enhancement, that I think you are referring to , was done around 1999/2000? I think. Pavements, Market Square trees etc etc.
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Re: road works

Postby masquerade » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:17 am

Sorry guess you need to be part of their Facebook group -- the pictures are from 1970s/80s from the vehicles
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Re: road works

Postby SCRABBLER » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:28 am

I couldn't get the link either - and I am not prepared to sign up to Facebook.
As far as I remember, it would have been, as you say, late 70's early 80's. The By-Pass was opened in 1983 and I know it was way before that.
There was considerable difficulty with the digging-up and resurfacing of Dunstable Street.
They thought at one point they had come across a tank trap in Dunstable Street. Whatever it was, I know the County Surveyor, a Mr A.Brown,
had real difficulties with the resurfacing.
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Re: road works

Postby masquerade » Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:33 pm

Here's one of the pics -
Which road is the 141 going up?!
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Re: road works

Postby oceanbreeze » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:14 pm

Is that Alameda Road?!!!!1

I got the facebook link--very interesting and I had completely forgotten about that re surfacing. The Town was a very different place then .I then recalled the County Surveyors dilemma as recounted by Scrabbler.
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Re: road works

Postby SCRABBLER » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:34 am

Yes, that certainly is Alameda Road!!.
I expect it will be doing the same this week as Church Street, the centre, and Woburn Street are all up for the Road Works.
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Re: road works

Postby oceanbreeze » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:02 pm

The 141 was the quick bus wasn't it--- fewer stops en route.!

It's hard to believe that two or three of us then young Mothers used to 'hop' onto that bus, pushchairs and toddlers in tow for a shopping trip into Bedord!!
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Re: road works

Postby masquerade » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:37 am

Yesterday resurfacing in the rain...

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Re: road works

Postby SCRABBLER » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:16 am

oceanbreeze wrote:The 141 was the quick bus wasn't it--- fewer stops en route.!


YES, those were the days!! You could get a bus - which were fairly regular back in the 60's/70's, go into Bedford
do your shopping at the Market and Sainsbury's and be back in time to get some lunch on the table. I doubt you could do that today.
And I have to own up that I have not used a bus to get into Bedford for over 30 years!!
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Re: road works

Postby CraftsbyCarolyn » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:25 pm

they seem to be doing it efficiently, and notice that the road noise is a lot quieter on Dunstable road now when I walked down there on Saturday.
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