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Removed reference to "Mark Gray, world-famous super hero" as this is possibly a lie.

Removed links to non-notable churches, football clubs, and a photography competition which are not mentioned in the body of the entry. Left links to history society. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.6.42.192 (talk) 18:15, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Removed "Shailesh Patel, local multi-millionaire business man, property entrepreneur", as he seems to be unknown to google except for via local websites that can be edited by the public. Seems an odd hobby for a multimillionaire property entrepreneur, but I'm not one to judge. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.6.42.192 (talk) 12:45, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Removed list of churches from cultural section, as although there are six churches, there are also several religious groups left out of the list, including the large population of Plymouth Brethren. The list did not link to any WP pages on the churches themselves, as they are non-notable - except, perhaps, for St Andrews, which has a famous dog-lover buried in it's grounds. However, perhaps this might be best dealt with on the dog-lovers entry. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.16.213.196 (talk) 00:23, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Entry for Biggleswade Needs Cleanup[edit]

This page was - until fairly recently - a concise listing of relevant information about a small market town. Now it's a page choc full of useless information. Here are some examples:

  1. Transport history?! The section on transport history can be removed, as it is non-notable.
  2. Sports and leisure can be mostly removed. A small town having various clubs and such is non-notable, unless connected to a famous person.
  3. Culture - the fact that a town is mentioned by Pepys does not make it worth having a 'culture' section.
  4. List of schools - massively non-notable.

There are also several sections where non-wikipedian language is used, such as saying the area is 'well served' by transport routes in the introduction. Other sections are unclear - saying the town was the 'first and only' to have a train station is not logical. If it was the first, it was by definition the only. Perhaps some kind wikipedia with sense will see to correct these issues. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.16.213.196 (talk) 17:13, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Light Industrial town[edit]

Part of this article states that "Traditionally Biggleswade was a vegetable- and produce growing area..." And then follows this with an advert for Bedfordshire Growers. In fact for most of it's recent history, the biggest employers in the town have been industrial. It is only since the Thatcher Revolution, when actual industry was deemed to be less important than the service industries, that the factories have disappeared. Cincinatti Milacron, Gloster Saro, Maythorns, Ivel Cycles, Insumat, Green King, Berkeley, Kayser Bondor etc. etc. Cincinatti Milacron once had a factory that covered about 20% of the current area of the town. Unless anyone objects, I'm going to rewrite this bit to show a bit more balance (and get rid of the advert).Plingsby (talk) 10:32, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Weirdly, Bedfordshire Growers (founded in 1963) are also one of the biggest co-operatives in the UK. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.5.244.24 (talk) 00:37, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

If you (or anyone) has citeable/supportable evidence for this, can you tell me. I don't really want to get rid of the Bedfordshire growers advert per se, I'd just prefer it to be useful information (which obviously it can be with proper verification).Plingsby (talk) 08:00, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

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