Bedworth Bear Hunt

Starting on Friday 24 May, The Bedworth Society are organising a Bear Hunt.  Over 20 shops in Bedworth Town Centre will have a Bear in their shop window, and each Bear has a numbered bib.  Just write the number against each shop listed on the entry form.  Forms are available from Bedworth Heritage Centre, or you can download one from the top of the newsletter column on the right.

Beware!  Look out for the imposter - someone is pretending to be a bear, but where is he?

Bears will be in place from Friday 24 May until Saturday 1 June, so you have a week to find all their numbers - and the imposter.

We hope you enjoy walking around Bedworth Town Centre, and spotting the Bears - and you may win a prize as well.  Post your completed entry into one of the post boxes, either at Bedworth Heritage Centre or Spencer's Interiors before 5.00pm on Monday 3 June, and if all your answers are correct you will put into a draw.

We are now on Facebook!

We now have a Facebook page for The Bedworth Society and Heritage Centre.  Find out the latest news and photographs of old Bedworth.

Follow the link from the Facebook icon  at the top of the page.

2024 Bedworth Almshouses Tours

The dates have been announced for tours of Bedworth Almshouses.  Places are limited, so booking is essential.

Tours will take place on Saturday 15 June and Saturday 17 August.  There are two tours on each date - one at 10.30am and one at 12.30pm.

Bookings can be made with Lynda Burton on 07707 093335, or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Heritage Centre is open again!

The Heritage Centre is open again!  Thanks to The Nicholas Chamberlaine Trust for the loan of a dehumidifyer to help dry out the Heritage Centre.  Our first exhibition in 2024 is about shopping in Bedworth in days gone by.  Before the centre of Bedworth was pedestrianised J C Smiths had a large department store in All Saints Square.  There were crowds of people in Bedworth when the Hypermarket was opened.  We had a whole variety of small shops which have been and gone.

2024 Meeting Dates

 

The next meeting is on Monday 13 May at The Old Meeting Church Hall.  It is an illustrated talk by Wolfie, who will tell us about Bedworth's old pubs and clubs.  Do you remember The Anchor, and The Beehive?  

After May, the next meeting is :

 

3 June - Tales of a Town Crier - a talk by Paul Gough - Town Crier of Nuneaton and Bedworth