IN & AROUND BEDWORTH
is a small market town in North Warwickshire, with Saxon
origins and which developed into an industrial town in the 18th
19th century. It was part of the silk industry which was set up in the
local area as a cottage industry in the 19th century.
'Bed-uf' by the locals, the common
pronunciation is the phonetic 'Bed-worth.
The indoor market in the town centre has recently been renovated, to
provide a bright and cheerful place to shop and take refreshments.
Although the town only has a population of around 30,000 it has its own
symphony orchestra, which was formed in 1971 and now has around 40
playing members. The orchestra has a varied repetoire and perfoms at
events with local choral societies, charities and schools.