Someone said that Bedworth is not 'the prettiest of towns' (or words to that effect). I wonder if the fact that the festival takes place in the winter doesn't help? No town is at its best in December.
For what it's worth, Bedworth reminded me a lot of Crewe - and, rest assured, that's a compliment. (Crewe is another much-maligned town which many people do not bother to look at too closely.)
And I seem to recall passing a truly delightful spot in Bedworth not far from the town centre with some wonderful old buildings.
From memory, I think they were almshouses or something of the sort.
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