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5 High Street, Bedford

The current plaque at 5, High Street, Bedford

5 High Street, Bedford. The site of birthplace of WHW on December 22 1831.

The original plaque at 5, High Street, Bedford

The original plaque, from a photograph in the collection at Bedford Public Library.

The original plaque at 5, High Street, Bedford

William Hale-White at the unveiling of the plaque at 5 High Street in December 1931 to mark the one hundredth anniversary of his father's birth. (Bedford Public Library)

Bedford at the turn of the twentieth century

A picture from "Bedford in Times Past" (A.E. Baker and N.C. Wilde) showing the George Inn and the High Street around the turn of the twentieth century. Number 5 was the house adjoining the George Inn. Bedford is represented as "Eastthorpe" and "Cowfold" in the novels.

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