Best of Bedford: Sue Miller

Sue Miller is one of the female DJs taking to the decks at Herd this month as part of their annual International Women’s Day celebrations.

Sue is part of the newly-formed Feline Assembly, empowering women to perform and play music in Bedford.  Sue has been passionate about live music for over 40 years and is a vocal advocate for the scene in Bedford.

As a proud Bedfordian, we wanted to know what were her best bits of Bedford…

Name: Sue Miller

Occupation: Strategic Growth Programme Manager

Born her or blown in? Born in Bedford

Best things about Bedford: So many good things….The music vibe! We are so lucky to have Esquires as a platform for musicians in our town and so many DJ’s at Herd and The Third Place. St Cuthbert’s Street is now a hub of independent businesses and has created an atmosphere of it’s own. Our beautiful river and many award-winning parks mean that we can all enjoy a green space near to where we live. The best thing about Bedford is our cultural and music diversity which is our strength and makes it a special place to live.

The Thrid Place

Best place to get a coffee or cuppa: Vanilla Tree

Best Breakfast? Spaghetti John’s

The one place you’d recommend to visitors? Herd, the handmade burgers are amazing

Ever read John Bunyan’s Pilgrims Progress? Yes went to Bunyan Church as a child. It is an interesting book, a symbolic vision of a man’s pilgrimage through life. It is held in great esteem by many Christians around world many of which come to Bedford, something we should be proud of. My late father was a deacon at Bunyan Church and spent many hours restoring the bronze doors at the entrance to the church which depicts scenes from the Pilgrims Progress. Spent my early teenage years in the youth club dancing to Tamla Motown.

Bedford’s best boozer? The Third Place

Best Bedfordian? Mu mum (Catherine Gipson) at 90 she did a daredevil Microflight challenge to raise money for The Primrose Cancer Unit. Mum met my father at Cardington Camp dances during the war and could cut a mean jitterbug, she is a true inspiration. My love of music and cooking comes from my mum.

90 year old Catherine Gipson, flying in a Microflight for charity

Ever eaten a Bedfordshire Clanger? I’ve eaten it, made it and sold it for a charitable cause.

Three words that sum up Bedford: Progressive, vibrant & diverse.

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