Bedfordshire Local History Association

John Bunyan’s Education

I am currently undertaking research into John Bunyan’s education and although there is no reliable information that I have found with regard to where and if he actually attended formal schooling, I am interested in two sites. The first is…

Atkinson’s Store in Dunstable

Trying to locate Atkinson’s Store in Dunstable I believe my great-grandparents, William Thomas Reed Atkinson and Mary Atkinson, nee Camper, once had a general store in Dunstable, and my brother and I are trying to determine its location. I’ve attached…

Ampthill – St Andrews Church

I’m currently researching family history and would like to find a photograph or a portrait of the Rev. Robert Gambier Green (1842-1874) who I understand was vicar of Ampthill from 1866-68 and 1872-74. Very many thanks. Chris     01234 771536      chris@seiswise.com

The Bedfordshire Malherbes

Gordon Reeves is researching the history of the Anglo-Norman family of Malherbe (also spelt Malerbe) that flourished between the 12th and 16th centuries in various English counties. They were particularly prevalent in Bedfordshire, e.g., in Carlton, Bromham, Goldington and Kempston…

1960s Cinema-going project

RESEARCH 1960s Cinema-going project At University College London we have just launched a project looking at people’s memories of going to the cinema in 1960s Britain. We are interested in the ways in which people remember cinema-going, films and the…

Great War Commemorative Mug

RESEARCH We have received an appeal from Richard Moore in Cornwall for any information anyone can provide about this Great War Commemorative Mug which he found whilst clearing his parents’ house. It seems to have originated in Dunstable. Pictured below,…