Sasha And Julie's Heritage Tour travel blog

Although the plan was to visit Hampton Court with Janet today, it damned bright and sunny, so we elected to give the palace a miss. We'd all been there before anyhoo.

Janet came in on the bus and we went around the Higgins museum and gallery which was a great idea. The complex is in part of the old Higgins brewery and houses much of Higgins own art and artefacts collections. What's great about this museum is that as well as the mandatory collections from Greece etc, there are objects found around Bedfordshire which enabled us to get a good feel for its history. Again this is a well thought out museum and it caters for all ages and interests. There are fossils, displays of ancient sea creatures and animals found here and elsewhere. Plenty of hands on activities for kids and lots of recent history as well. Bedford was a big Centre for the production of lacework and was home to the airships, including that which crashed enroute to France. Thousands of people lined the streets of Bedford for the funeral service for 48 victims. We lunched at the gallery before Janet took us on a brief walking tour around town, then out to the cemetery to view the memorial bird nesting box she's had placed in a tree in memory of uncle David. A sombre yet heartening way to end our visit.

After checking into Heathrow Sheraton, we dropped our trusty Benz off at Europcar and strolled back to our final night digs. Buffet dinner and bed!

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