Made in Bedford

23/01/2004

 

Made in Bedford

23/01/2004

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When WH Allen announced the closure of its engineering works in 1999, there was a real sense of shock in the local community. This was the factory that at one time employed 3,500 people. Much of Queens Park was built to house the work force. So, in commemoration of the national importance of the factory, latterly Rolls Royce, BCA co-ordinated a 2 year oral history project called Made in Bedford.

The project culminated in an hour long DVD, featuring interviews with the factory’s employees and a range of other archive material. All the information collected as part of the project was then handed over to Bedford Museum for a future display.

 

 

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