What springs to mind when you think of Bedford? Getting a Wimpy at Aspects Leisure Park? Exploring The Cecil Higgins Museum? Enjoying a 99 ice cream (when they still cost 99p) down at the Embankment? Or perhaps nothing at all? Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire, and its known for being the birthplace to comedian Ronnie Barker, television personality Carol Vorederman, and Olympic gold medallist Tim Foster. Oh, and apparently we do a thing called a Bedford Clanger, which is a suet crust-dumpling with a savoury filling at one end and a sweet filling at the other kind of like an old school pastry version of Willy Wonkas Three Course Dinner Chewing Gum. Bedford might not be big, and it might not be paradise but for many of us (157,479 to be exact), it's home. And just because you dont know the actual name of The Dinky Doughnut Lady who mans her doughnut trailer in the town centre with the maternal-like protectiveness of a tiger doesnt make this familiar town any less appealing to all those who dwell here. To those of you who have never experienced the exciting threat of the River Ouse flooding, or known the true horror of shopping at Riverfield Drive Tesco on a Saturday morning, or spent most of your early teenage years begging your mum to take you to Kempston Retail Park because the shops in town just dont have anything: youll never understand.