Famous People Connected to Bedfordshire
(Image right - John Bunyan
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- Harold Maurice Abrahams, CBE, (15 December 1899 – 14 January 1978) was a British athlete of Jewish origin. He was Olympic champion in 1924 in the 100 metres sprint, a feat depicted in the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire.
- Margaret Beaufort Countess of Richmond and Derby (31 May 1443 or 1441 – 29 June 1509) -the mother of King Henry VII and paternal grandmother of King Henry VIII of England.
- John Bunyan (Harrowden, near Bedford, 28 November 1628 – London, 31 August 1688) was an English tinker, preacher and writer. He wrote The Pilgrim's Progress
- Sir William Harpur, philanthropist
- John Winston Howard (born 26 July 1939) was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia
- John Le Mesurier, actor and comedian
- Sir Joseph Paxton (3 August 1803 – 8 June 1865) was an English gardener, architect and Member of Parliament, best known for designing The Crystal Palace.
- Charles Wells born in Bedford in 1842; founder of Charles Wells Brewery, a company which is still in the town
- Jack Wild - the teenage Artful Dodger in the 1968 film "Oliver!" for which he received an Oscar nomination - is buried in Toddington Parish Cemetery - http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=cem&FScemeteryid=2184551
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