b'Approaching from the east, the iconic 18th centurysummer). The 18th Stevington Windmill is silhouetted against the sky. Thecentury Baptist Chapel, last complete post mill in Bedfordshire, it will celebratewhere John Bunyan its 250th anniversary this year. The 13th century Crosspreached frequently, standing at the heart of the village (hence Stevingtonshas a beautiful stained nickname of Spike Island) is today decorated with manyglass window depicting notices highlighting how much goes on in this smallBunyan in Bedford community. The tranquil Grade 1 listed St Marys ChurchPrison where he wrote and the adjacent Holy Well have long and illustriousPilgrims Progress histories. The crystal clear well water, reputed to cure(1678). Parts of the eye ailments, has never frozen or dried up (even lastbook are thought to be inspired by sites in Stevington, including the Cross and the Holy Well, so Bunyan fans can try to spot these sites as they stroll through the village.When you have enjoyed Stevingtons attractions, you can refresh yourself in the Royal George or the recently reopened Red Lion pubs.There is so much more going on than in this snapshot: why not visit Stevington and see for yourself?Find out more at www.stevington.org.ukLinda Penney Would you like to tell OVL readers about recentand future happenings in your village?Email info@ousevalleyliving.com to reservethis editorial space in a future edition. Follow us on twitter @OVLMagazine Find us on Facebook OVL Magazine 53'