John Bunyan - Bedford County Gaol Site - Silver Street, Bedford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 08.225 W 000° 28.009
30U E 673358 N 5779311
Quick Description: This large paver stone is located in Silver Street, Bedford town.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/3/2011 11:22:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMBMQ5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
The stone is flat in the pedestrian zone of Silver Street. People pass over it everyday without even knowing it is there. The paver commemorates an event involving an important figure of history and reads as follows:

'ON THIS SITE STOOD
THE
BEDFORD COUNTY GAOL
WHERE
JOHN BUNYAN
WAS IMPRISONED FOR
TWELVE YEARS
1660 - 1672'

John Bunyan was a figure of immense, religious importance and lived between 1628 - 1688. When he began preaching his Puritan beliefs he was arrested and taken to gaol.
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