Chapter 10: The coming of the railway and its consequences.
The chapter commences with a discussion as to the possible route of the line from Bedford to Northampton, passing through Turvey, noting that the initial proposal was for a Turvey Station to be situated in Carlton Road but that the final proposal was that the station should be placed nearer Pict’s Hill. Colonel Higgins of Pict’s Hill was the major shareholder and chair of the company that built the railway.
The chapter identifies a number of institutions and buildings that came about as a result of the railway including the Bedford Reformatory, the Barton Almshouses and the Working Mens Room for rail workers.
The Chapter concludes with reference to the dangers involved in the construction of the railway and the resulting deaths from its construction.