John Howard - philanthropist and prison reformer

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Cardington village, Bedfordshire, where John Howard lived
Howards house
John Howard's house, Cardington

Cottages in Cardington built by John Howard

John Howard's house, Mill St
John Howard's house in Mill Street, Bedford

John Howard's statue, the old market square, Bedford | Portrait by Thomas Hathaway (Engraver)

John Howard's statue

John Howard a short biography in Bedfordshire Genealogy- an England Genweb Project site

John Howarda short biography by Gordon Hay

"The Life and Character of John Howard," Senior Speech of Richard T. Weaver , April 1846

John Howard - an article on schoolnet

Reports by John Howard following visits to Dartford Bridewell from the Dartford Town Archive

Wakefield Prison history

Biographical information from the BBC history website

Samuel Stennett - life, hymns and sermons about John Howard

Relationship of John Wesley and John Howard - article by John Singleton at

The Howard League for penal reform

Meyer Boswell Books, Inc. Browsable Bookshop, Specializing in Antiquarian Law Books. Search on "John Howard" dates=1700-1799

John Howard visiting and relieving the miseries of prison by Francis Wheatley, 1747 1801, Painting 1787- the Australian National University

Description of John Howard's monument in Russia by Boris Nakhapetov, Krasnogorsk

Map from Multimap showing the location of Cardington and Bedford

To find out more about Bedfordshire, go to

Howard House, Cardington - Bedfordshire county records

Good picnic spots for families include Elstow Playing Fields, half a mile south of High Street, Elstow. In Bedford, the Embankment Gardens, Russell Park, Bedford Park and Priory Park provide good picnic spots. See for maps of good walks in the area. There is a McDonalds in Bedford High Street, 40metres north of the town bridge. There is a fish and chip shop near Russell Park and in Winchester Road (Harrowden Fisheries, 2 Harrowden Lane, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0RR - see Multimap) near the Bunyan (sports) Centre, Elstow.

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Maintained by Alan Pibworth, who was originally from Elstow