Patron

 

 Sir Samuel Whitbread KCVO

We are delighted and privileged to have the support of Sir Samuel Whitbread KCVO.

Sir Samuel Was Bedfordshire's Lord Lieutenant for 21 years and became our first patron in March 2012.

Just over 200 years ago Samuel Whitbread, Member of Parliament for Bedford, was the driving force behind the plan to create a waterway linking the GrandJunction (nowthe Grand Union at Milton Keynes) with the River Great Ouse at Bedford. And now his descndant and great-great grandson has chosen to be our Patron.