Old Bedfordian (Bedford School)


Old Bedfordian is the name given to alumni of Bedford School.

Bedford School was founded in the reign of Edward VI, in 1552. The school owes its existence to the generosity of Sir William and Dame Alice Harpur. Their charitable grant of land and finance became the Harpur Trust and their vision continues through scholarships and bursaries.

Boarders were introduced in 1811 and Bedford moved to its current campus in 1891.

The motto of Bedford School is Floreat Schola Bedfordiensis ('May Bedford School flourish').

Notable alumni include John Fowles, Thomas Erskine-May, Paddy Ashdown, Jack Beresford and the England cricket captain Sir Alastair Cook.

The belt is in a vertical design and replicates exactly the old school tie in the correct proportions of blue and white.  

All of our belts are hand beaded in Kenya by the Maasai, using an average of 6000 beads.

We use the highest quality leather to ensure our belts are extremely long lasting and durable.

This belt is 1.5 inches wide.

The Old Bedfordian tie is not a tie at all. It’s a Manyatta belt.



We believe in being totally honest with our customers. Like a bespoke suit or pair of shoes, outstanding craftsmanship takes time. When the order is placed, the mamas in Kenya start beading your belt, utilising their cultural and ancestral skills. Once this is complete, the belt is sent to us in the UK. For this reason, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Trust us - it is utterly worth the wait!

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