Below is a list, compiled mainly through Wikipedia, of other Bedford's who have found fame. Any relationship with my Bedford family has not been researched but is likely to be remote!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bedford is an English surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Brian Bedford, English actor
- Celia Frances Bedford (1904–1959), British artist
- David Bedford (1937–2011), British musician
- David Bedford (athlete), British athlete
- Frances Bedford, Australian politician
- Francis Bedford (photographer) (1816–1894), English photographer
Francis Bedford: Photographer to the Prince of Wales
Francis Bedford (1815 – 94) was the first photographer to accompany a royal tour. In 1862, when he was asked by Queen Victoria to travel with the Prince of Wales, Bedford was an accomplished and respected professional photographer, with two earlier royal commissions already completed.
Bedford was born in London. He initially started working as a draughtsman and subsequently as a lithographer, but in 1853 he took up photography. Within a few years, he was working as a commercial photographer of landscape and architectural views.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert acquired examples of Bedford’s lithographic work and his photographs. The earliest known photographs by Bedford are in the Royal Collection.
- Francis Donkin Bedford (1864–1954), English book illustrator
- Francis Octavius Bedford (1784–1858), English architect
- Fred Bedford, English footballer
- Gerald Augustus Harold Bedford (1891–1938), British entomologist
- Harry Bedford (footballer), British footballer
- Harry Bedford (cricketer), English cricketer
- Harry Bedford (politician), New Zealand politician
- Ian Bedford (1930–1966), English cricketer
- Jan Bedford (born 1945), Australian gymnast
- James Bedford, psychologist and the first person ever cryonically preserved
- John Bedford, British industrialist
- Bedford Park
Cefn Cribwr, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend, CF36 3DT, Wales
Based around the former 1780's Ironworks established by John Bedford, the
park is an interesting mix of industrial archaelogy, rare plants and flowers,
where visitors can study interpretation panels, take country walks and nature
trails, or just relax over a picnic lunch while the children take advantage of
the play areas.
The central feature of Bedford Park is the old Cefn Cribwr Ironworks, the remains of which is now protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and it is one of the most complete of its kind in Britain.
The original route of the old Dyffryn, Llynfi and Porthcawl Railway now forms Bedford Park's main footpath, which follows the line and is the most important footpath in the park, as well as being part of the National Cycle Route.
The Celtic Trail as it’s now called, is a traffic-free path for cycling, walking and wheelchairs and runs from Tondu to Frog Pond Wood. The route covers seven miles and passes through a variety of beautiful scenery giving the opportunity to explore different natural habitats and local wildlife. The route also includes the Tondu to Pyle Community Route, which forms a part of the National Cycle Network of Britain (Route 4).
- Lou Singletary Bedford (1837–?), American poet, author, editor
- Luke Bedford, British composer
- Mark Bedford, bassist
- Martyn Bedford, British author
- Paddy Bedford, Australian artist
- Peter Bedford (born 1947), Australian rules footballer and cricketer
- Sybille Bedford, author
- Walter Bedford, English cricketer
- William (Bill) Bedford
- · Full name William Bedford
· Known as
Bill Bedford· Born
19 February 1908· Died
4 November 1973 (aged 65)· Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 26y 75d
Last game: 26y 110d· Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 80 kg· Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 34· Family links
Peter Bedford (Son)
· Bill BedfordClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV1929-1933, 1935103———————1934551.0040%———0Total1929-1935108———————· AFL: 4,115th player to appear, 9,377th most games played, 5,945th most goals kickedFitzroy: 461st player to appear, 788th most games played, 457th most goals kicked
- Alfred William (Bill) Bedford
Alfred William BedfordNickname(s)BillBornDiedAllegianceService/branchYears of service1940 - 1951UnitBattles/warsAwardsOther work· Alfred William Bedford OBE AFC FRAeS (18 November 1920 – 20 October 1996) was a British test pilot and pioneered the development of V/STOL aircraft.· Bedford was born on 18 November 1920 at Loughborough and was educated at Loughborough College. He was serving an electrical a mechanical apprenticeship and training to be a steeplejack when the war started.· Bedford joined the Royal Air Force as a fighter pilot in 1940. He flew the Hawker Hurricane and the Republic Thunderbolt with No. 605 Squadron RAF and No. 135 Squadron RAF, and the North American Mustang with No. 65 Squadron RAF. Bedford was awarded the Air Force Cross in 1945. After the war, he took a permanent commission with the RAF and became an all-weather flying instructor and tutor at the Empire Test Pilots' School.· On 24 August 1950, an Eon Olympia glider flown by Bill Bedford broke the British distance record by flying 310 km in 3:50 hr. On 2 May 1951 Bedford broke this record with a flight of 413 km from Farnborough to Newcastle.· On his retirement in 1951, he joined Hawker Siddeley and was chief test pilot from 1956 till 1967. Together with his colleague Hugh Merewether he pioneered Hawker's development of V/STOL aircraft. Bedford was the first pilot to fly the Hawker P.1127, Kestrel, and Harrier. In addition to his land-based test pilot duties, he also pioneered the operation of V/STOL aircraft from a ship - the P.1127 on HMS Ark Royal in 1963.· From 1968, he became the Sales Manager for Hawker Siddeley Aviation and later marketing manager when it became British Aerospace. Bedford retired in 1986 and died on 20 October 1996 in Surrey.· Bedford's awards include the King's Commendation, the Order of the British Empire, and the Air Force Cross. In addition, he was awarded the Britannia, Segrave and de Havilland trophies. In 1994, he was awarded the Sir Peter Masefield Gold Medal.