Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56Bedfords Review | Issue Three 13 D avid Bedford remembers New Year’s Eve 1956 well: it was the evening he fell in love.“I was working in King's Lynn. My colleague Peter Hart had moved to Bury St Edmunds and he wrote to me – a real letter in those days of course! – to persuade me to come and work with him.” On David’s first night in Bury, his first living away from home, he and Peter went for a drink at the Angel Hotel. “I remember looking out of the window at the illuminated Abbey Gate and towards the Cathedral, and it was love at first sight.” Bury had snared him. It’s an affair that has endured, David and his wife Sadie happily living a stone’s throw from the Angel. “I loved the town David Bedford BRICKS AND MORTALS Text by Tessa Allingham. IMAGES BY NICK ILOTT From scraping together enough money to get on the ladder, to running one of the most successful estate agencies in East Anglia, David Bedford’s life in property has been full. His fascinating autobiography, out now, charts a lifelong passion for houses. Celebrating 50 years