John Bunyan's Home (1655)

In 1655 Bunyan moved the family to

17 St Cuthbert Street, Bedford. The original building was demolished in 1838. By this time he had two daughters, Mary who had been born blind and Elizabeth. Bunyan started to preach at this time and he was a very gifted preacher. In later years John Owen, one of the foremost Puritan theologians, was asked why he went to hear Bunyan speak, he replied ‘I would happily exchange all my learning for the ability to preach Christ as the tinker of Bedford does.’