Today, the Bunyan Round Table group (BRT initiative - to 'brand' Bedford as the home of John Bunyan - took a small(ish) step and an unexpected huge leap forward..
The 'smallish' step was the unveiling of Elstow's first village 'gateway' (which is actually anything but small!).
This has been, very appropriately, sited at the beginning of Progress Way, Elstow and is just the first of several such gates that Elstow Parisish Council will be constructing beside the roads leading into the village that was John Bunyan's birthplace and home.
The beautiful graphic is by BRT member Bedford artist Alasdair Bright.
The second step forward came as a big surprise - when Mayor Dave Hodgson announced today, to a visiting group of tour guides at Elstow Moot Hall, that Bedford Borough Council will be following Elstow's lead, by putting the name of Bunyan on all the signs on roads leading into the Borough.
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