F is for Fourth Centenary Celebrations

In 1952 the school celebrated 400 years since the granting of the letters patent with services in St Paul’s Church, an exhibition in the school Library (in the Memorial Hall), the publication of A Brief History of Bedford School, and a Royal visit from H.R.H Princess Margaret, the younger sister of the current Queen. The Ousel published on the 14th June 1552 covers the events including a copy of the 1552 Granting of the Letters Patent together with a full translation.

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