How can I start, Bedford has changed in 40 years or so, Once upon a time it was the swankiest place in Bedfordshire. But no more. Bedford is now full of drug dealers, gangs and murders.
Midland Road is the most dangerous place, especially at night and weekends. Queens Park doesn’t fair either, due to fights between territory gangs, which is separated by the river Ouse. There should be a latest sequel the Snake Pliskin Trilogy (Escape from Queens Park).
Things started to slide when back in the 80s, there was a few Amusement arcades down Midland Road. The more notorious one was called Vegas Amusements, There was gangs taxing teenagers back then, (robbing them in the street) these gangs were probably feeding their gambling habits or drug habits. In these places you get the Street Hustlers, the ones who hang around the Bookies, these characters look like your local Spivs and they are up to every trick in book to con and rob you. So rule of thumb Number One, “Hide your money in your socks”.
After The River Festival which is every two years. When everything is closing down at night after the fireworks display. You get a lot of Pissheads coming out of the Crappy Clubs. (Where violence could happen at any moment), hanging around street corners causing trouble around the river area and pissing and being sick on the pathway in the Castle area. There’s always a element of danger in Bedford, especially at night and at the weekend.
In the Tavistock area you have your local Hookers, hanging around street corners Swinging their handbags at potential customers. Rule Number Two, “Flies spread disease. Keep yours closed”
And finally Rule Number Three. “If you visit Bedford make sure it’s during the day and it’s in the actual shopping area. These are no go zones for the Zombies/ Crazies that I have mentioned”.
Bedford had been a hotbed of strange UFO sightings, for the last 30 years or so. It is not surprising that some of the inhabitants of Bedford could be from a different planet. That means anybody that you meet in the street could be from Tau Ceti or Wherever. You can’t tell from exterior appearances. They have jobs or could unemployed, or work in your local employment Hubs. The unemployed ones are not so lucky, they try to seek employment, or want out of this strange forsaken place.