Sunday, 1 May 2011

Hello and Welcome

Bordering Cambridgeshire in the north-east, Northamptonshire to the north, Buckinghamshire in the west and Hertfordshire in the south-east. Bedfordshire is a county of historical origin forming part of the east of England region.
Bedfordshire Being Represented by the Red Area
I am not native to the county, having lived here only for 10 years or so. It's a good place to live and over the next while, I intend to let you know just why that is.

People from this county are traditionally known as "Bedfordshire Bulldogs" or "Clangers." This is not a reference to those rather strange alien creatures made famous by a children's TV show a few years back, but rather to a local dish comprising of a suet crust dumpling filled with meat or jam or more often than not both.

I will return soon with another posting, outlining the history of my adopted home county.

Uncle Tatty

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