Pavenham is a picturesque village north-west of Bedford, where the traditional craft of rushwork is still carried on. Matting made in Pavenham was supplied to the Houses of Parliament. The common bulrush has been harvested in the village for over 300 years.

Pavenham has a winding main street containing thatched cottages and a pub, The Cock Inn. Mill Lane leads to the banks of the River Great Ouse. The Church of St. Peter has a tall tower with a stone spire. The Old School, which dates from 1853, is now a private residence. It has an external clock in remembrance of Joseph Tucker, who was the High Sherriff of Bedfordshire in 1861 and a prime supporter of the National School.

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Alison Avery

I hope that you enjoy browsing the photographs on my website. They demonstrate the rich variety of scenery we have in Britain within a relatively short distance. It has been a great pleasure for me to visit different parts of the country to capture the beauty of our countryside, coast and villages. For as long as I can remember, I have loved taking photographs and drawing and painting pictures of British scenes. I am continually adding more photographs to the website. All photographs are copyright © Alison Avery.