Bedfordshire Local History Association

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Our newsletter History in Bedfordshire (HIB) is published every quarter.

Our editor welcomes contributions, please email him at editor@bedfordshire-lha.org.uk.

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Winter 2017/18Issue 8.1Notes and news, 2
Did the Willington peasants revolt?, 2
The Bedfordshire Bibliography, 2
A Place in the Country, 2
An American at Wrest: Wrest Park in Edwardian Times, 3
The Rise and Fall of Hall of Crosshall, 9
Luton Red Cross Band. 13
Bedfordshire Local History Magazine, 16
Autumn 2017Issue 7.12Notes and news, 2
New book: Dorothy Clotilda Shuttleworth, 2
Portrait of Dorothy Lady Monoux (1684–1758), 2
From ploughboy to missionary: The life of Arthur Hills, Part 2, 3
The Fallen of Gravenhurst in the Great War, 11
Summer 2017Issue 7.11BLHA AGM & Conference 2017 Report, 2–4
Notes and news, 4
BLHA Autumn Event, 4
Remember them by sharing the memory, 4
BLHA Autumn Event: details and booking form, 5
From ploughboy to missionary: The life of Arthur Hills, Part 1, 7
Biggleswade’s Laughing Policeman: Charles Penrose (1873–1952), 14
A Postscript, 17
Publication received: Bedfordshire Local History Magazine, 18
Spring 2017Issue 7.10* BLHA AGM & Conference 2017, 2–4
* BLHA Spring Event: Visit to Harlington Manor, 5
* Notes and news, 5
* BLHA Autumn Event, 5
* Grafton Regis events, 5
* New Light on Dr George Witt, 1804–69, Part 2, 6
Winter 2016Issue 7.9BLHA AGM & Conference 2017, 2
BLHA Networking initiative, 3
Notes and news, 4
Motor Meet at Wrest Park in 1907, 4
Secret rooms with beautiful wallpaper, 6
Coin hoard, 6
From the Editor, 6
New Light on Dr George Witt, 1804–69, Part I, 7
Book Reviews
Wind, Water and Steam: The Story of Hertfordshire’s Mills, 18
Farmers, Consumers, Innovators: The World of Joan Thirsk, 19
Bedford Local History Magazine, 20
Autumn 2016Issue 7.8* From the Editor, 2
* BLHA AGM and Annual Conference 2016, 3
* Notes and news, 6
* BLHA sponsored workshops at the Record Office, 6
* Poachers, Thugs and Thieves, 6
* Society for Clay Pipe Research Conference 2016, 7
* Scenes of Bedford: A dip into the historic postcard/photograph collection at Bedford Central Library: Stuart Antrobus, 8
Summer 2016Issue 7.7* From the Editor, 2
* Notes and news, 3
* Visit to Rippington Manor, 3
* A reminder to enjoy Capability Brown’s Landscapes, 3
* Don’t forget the postcard collection at Bedford Library, 4
* Fire at the First World War Military Hospital at Wrest Park: C J P Martin, 5
* Written in Stone: an early accident on the Great Northern Railway: Jane Dale, 10
* Book Review: Bedford Choral Society: Richard Morgan, 15
* Fatal Accident in 1904, 16
Spring 2016Issue 7.6* BLHA Annual Conference and AGM 2016, 2–4
* From the Editor, 5
* Notes and news, 6
* Enjoy Capability Brown’s Landscapes, 6
* New natural history book from Stevington, 7
* Postcard collection at Bedford Library, 8
* The First World War Hospital at Wrest Park: Dr Andrew Hann,8
* ‘Their Name Liveth for Evermore’: Lidlington Casualties – The Great War, 1914–1918: Colin West, 13
* Leighton Buzzard’s Dark Side: James Bartlett, 15
* Langford in 1827: John Shipman, 16
Winter 2015Issue 7.5* BLHA AGM and Annual Conference 2016
* From the Editor: page 3
* Notes and news page 4
* Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service page 4
* Hidden history revealed in Biggleswade page 5
* The joys of getting side-tracked in Historical Research: STUART ANTROBUS page 6
Autumn 2015Issue 7.4* BLHA Autumn Event
* From the Editor
* Disasters from Bedfordshire’s Skies:2 The Flying Duchess: JOHN THURSTON
* Postcard from the Front, 1918: The Cobbler Hero: TED MARTIN
* Warden Abbey: your local residential care home: MARGARET ROBERTS
Summer 2015Issue 7.3* From the Editor: 3
* Notes and news 3
* BLHA Conference 2015
* BLHA Conference 2016
* Biggleswade Common
* Alan Richardson
* Festival of British Archaeology, 11–26 July 2015
* Carlton and Chellington History Society, talk
* Disasters from Bedfordshire’s Skies: 1. The R101 Disaster, JOHN THURSTON
* Conference delegates get their just desserts
Spring 2015Issue 7.2* From the Editor, 3
* Notes and news, 4
* Langford Index of Names, 4
* Willington Dovecote and Stables, 2015 programme, 4
* Archaeology: west of Willington Dovecote: Dorothy Jamieson, 5
* The Eaton Socon Cage: David Bushby and Sue Jarrett, 6
* Book reviews: Richard Morgan and Ted Martin, 13
Winter 2014Issue 7.1* From the Editor, 3
* Notes and news, 3
* Willington celebrates, 3
* A relic of Bedford’s industrial past, 5
* The Norman Arch at St Peter de Merton, Bedford: Rosemary Evans, 6
* The Knitting Bishop: Jane Croot, 9
* Book review: Ted Martin, 11
* Book notice: 12
Autumn 2014Issue 6.9* Eltisley History Society book
* Bedford Local History Magazine
* My small part in D-day: Vic Brunt
* Rich and poor Bedfordshire clergy in the 18th century: Pt 2: Richard Morgan
* A New Pevsner!: Ted Martin
* Book Notice: The Rise of Methodism: A Study of Bedfordshire 1736–1851, by Jonathan Rodell.
Summer 2014Issue 6.8* BLARS booking system
* Rich and poor Bedfordshire clergy in the 18th century: Pt 1: Richard Morgan
* Bedfordshire in 1670: evidence from the hearth tax, Pt 2: Dorothy Jamieson
Spring 2014Issue 6.7* BLHA Annual Conference 2014 & AGM
* Bedfordshire in 1670: evidence from the hearth tax, Pt 1: Dorothy Jamieson
• Book Reviews: Ted Martin
Winter 2013Issue 6.6* Dr James Dyer: Kevan Fadden
* The Muster at the King’s Manor of Ampthill in 1536: Mike Turner
* Book Notices
Autumn 2013Issue 6.5* What’s been going on in Willington
* Polar medals
* Self-sufficiency in mid-Beds villages in the 1920s and 1930s: Stuart Antrobus
* Book Reviews: Ted Martin
Summer 2013Issue 6.4* Autumn Event
* Apology
* BBC Radio 4 programme
* Books Received
* Papermaking in Bedfordshire: Daven Chamberlain
* Bedfordshire Milestones: Michael Knight
* Book Review: Ted Martin
Spring 2013Issue 6.3• Heritage Lottery Fund
• Langford History Society
• BLHA Summer Event
• The Rev Thomas Whitehurst, Rector of Colmworth: Richard Morgan
• Books: Ted Martin
Winter 2012Issue 6.2• The Turnpike Age: Bob Claridge
• All Change at Bedford: Peter Butler
Autumn 2012
Issue 6.1
• The Heritage Lottery Fund
• New Book: Knighton Grange
• Aspley Cherry-Garrard, 1886—1959 TED MARTIN
• The Zeebrugge Raid, Part 2: TED MARTIN
• Book Review: How Bedfordshire Voted, 1735—1784, by James Collett-White: TED MARTIN
Summer 2012 Issue 5.12• Autumn Event: Maps for the Local Historian;
• Woad;
• New books
• The Zeebrugge Raid, Part 1: TED MARTIN
• Review article: The Brooks family of Flitwick: TED MARTIN
Spring 2012 Issue 5.11• Grave of the founder of Battersea Dogs Home;
• New book: Life Runneth as The Brooks
• BLHA Annual Conference
• West Gallery music: LINDA REED
• The Bedford to Hitchin Railway: TED MARTIN
• A panacea in Bedford: TED MARTIN
• Review: Colmworth & Neighbours History
Winter 2011Issue 5.10• World War II and the LBC at Stewartby, Part 2, by STUART ANTROBUS
• 2012 BLHA Local History Conference and AGM
• Centenary of BLARS
• Village Shop Records
• Calendar of Events 2012
• Augustus Henry Orlebar and the Schneider Trophy Part 2 by ANN COOPER and MIKE PRATT
Autumn 2011 Issue 5.9• World War II and the LBC at Stewartby, Part 1, by Stuart Antrobus
• Historic Environment Research Conferences 2011 – 2012
• The Wool Trade in Bedfordshire
• Calendar of Events 2011 – 2012
• Augustus Henry Orlebar and the Schneider Trophy, Part 1, by Ann Cooper and Mike Pratt
Summer 2011 Issue 5.8• BLHA Autumn Event
• Heritage Open Days
• Hillfort Walk
• Support and Leadership for UK Archives
• A Volcano in Iceland?, by Richard Morgan
• The Dillys of Southill, Dr Johnson and Admiral Byng, by Ted Martin
• Book Review: Villagers: 750 years of life in an English village, by James Brown
Spring 2011 Issue 5.7• BLHA Spring Event
• BLHA Hon Secretary
• Calendar of Events 2011
• BLHA Annual Conference
• The prison at Norman Cross: a ‘Time Team’ investigation: Paul Chamberlain
• Benjamin Rhodes of Ampthill, c1610 – 57: Part 2 by Richard Morgan
• Book Review: A History of Luton from the Conquerors to Carnival, by Anne Allsopp
Winter 2010/11 Issue 5.6• BLHA Hon Secretary
• Calendar of Events 2011
• Photographic Bequest
• The 2nd Bedfords in France (Book Offer)
• Bedford Museum Closure
• BLHA Annual Conference and AGM 2011
• Murder in Blackgrove Wood, Tilsworth, 1821
• Benjamin Rhodes of Ampthill c1610 – 57: Part 1 by Richard Morgan
• Stayesmore Manor, Carlton: Part 2 by Mike Pratt
• Book Review: The 2nd Bedfords in France and Flanders 1914 – 1918
Autumn 2010 Issue 5.5• 2011 BLHA Conference
• BBC Hands on History
• Breaking New Ground: Nineteenth Century Allotments (New Book)
• Bridge to Bedford, by Bryan Ellis
• Stayesmore Manor, Carlton: Part 1, by Mike Pratt
• Book Review: The Man who Ran London during the Great War, by Richard Morris
Summer 2010 Issue 5.4• A Walk to an Iron Age Hill Fort
• BLHA Conference
• ‘A Painted Landscape’ (art exhibition)
• Historypin
• Millers and Methodists (new book)
• Bedfordshire’s First Blue Plaque by Maurice Blackman
• The Women’s Land Army in Bedfordshire during the First World War—Pt 2 by Stuart Antrobus
• Book Review: Pirton—A Village in Anguish by Derek Jarrett
Spring 2010 Issue 5.3• Association’s new website
• Local and Community History Month
• WH Allen engineering works
• Stewartby Brickworks
•‘ Three Market Towns’ DVD
• Woburn Heritage Trust: Open Gardens and Scarecrow Competition
• BLHA AGM and Annual Conference 2010
• The Women’s Land Army in Bedfordshire during the First World War—Part 1, by Stuart Antrobus
• Promoting our County
• National History Month
• Heritage Open Days
• The Millbrook War Memorial
• Book Review: Biggleswade and the Great War: Our Own Flesh and Blood by Kenneth Wood (The History Press)
Winter 2009/10Issue 5.2• BLHA Spring Event: Adding Branches to your Family Tree
• BLHA Annual Conference 2010 and AGM
• Gold in the Attic
• A church and village memorials project, by Elisabeth Roberts
• Village memorials projects
• Book Review: British Built Aircraft, Volume 4, Central and Eastern England, by Ron Smith
Autumn 2009Issue 5.1• 2009 BLHA Annual Conference and AGM
• 2010 BLHA Annual Conference and AGM
• Archaeology Review (event)
• Woad in Bedfordshire, by Vivian Billington
• ‘Winds of Change’ Exhibition (event) (letter to Editor)
• BLHA List of Speakers
• New publications: A Soldier in Bedfordshire: The Diary of Private Denis Argent, Royal Engineers, by Patricia and Robert Malcolmson
Spring 2009Issue 4.12• 2009 BLHA Annual Conference and AGM
• Ailesbury Mausoleum: 2009 Opening Dates
• Ampthill Castle or Manor—A Brief Historical Outline by Kevin Fadden
• Summary of Information obtained from Accounts for the King’s Manor of Ampthill 1533—1539, by MJB Turner
• Book offer from Chris Pickford
• New publications: Signals - A Railway Miscellany, by Murray Eckett
Winter 2008/9Issue 4.11• 2009 BLHA Annual Conference and AGM
• ‘The Biggest Archaeological Dig in Bedfordshire’ (talk)
• BLHA Website Competition
• Bedfordshire Historical Record Society
• Ampthill Historian receives national award (Andrew Underwood)
• Clapham Historical Society
• Farming in Bedfordshire 1883
• British Association for Local History
• New publications: Lutonian Odyssey: Reminiscences of Lily Field for 1915 – 52, by Clive D Field OBE
• Leighton Buzzard and Linslade History, by Paul Brown
Summer 2008Issue 4.10• BLHA Autumn Meeting
• 2009 Local History Conference and AGM
• Maulden Mausoleum Vandalised by Lead Thieves
• A Changing Village—Clapham, by John F Pickering
• Sugar from Beetroot in 1869 Clapham
• Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education, Bedford—Forthcoming courses
• New Publications: “We wouldn’t have missed it for the World”—The Women’s Land Army in Bedfordshire by Stuart Antrobus
• Mr Metcalfe’s Congregational Chapel at Roxton by Stella Gibbs
• How Bedfordshire Voted, 1685 – 1735: The Evidence of Local Poll Books (Vol 2 1716 – 1735) by James Collett-White
Spring 2008Issue 4.9• Annual General Meeting 2008
• A Record for Luton—The Dominion Record Company by Barry Wolsey
• Recent Deposits in the Bedfordshire & Luton Archives and Record Service by the Ampthill & District Archaeological and Local History Society
• BLHA Meeting Celebrating Fifteen Years—A Member’s Report by Pauline Wolsey
• BLHA Committee Elected for 2008/9
• Toddington Town Band
Winter 2007/8Issue 4.8• 15th Anniversary Meeting of BLHA
• 2008 Local History Conference and AGM
• Digging up Sharnbrook’s Past, by Des Hoar and June Barnes
• Caddington Local History Group
• New Publications: Bridges of Time by Shela Porter
Summer 2007Issue 4.7• 2008 Local History Conference and AGM
• 15th Anniversary Meeting of BLHA
• English Heritage Websites
• Two Years in the Life of a Local History Group—Willington
• New Publications:
• Bernard West’s Bedfordshire edited by Gordon Vowles
• The Bousfield Diaries—A Middle Class Family in Late Victorian Bedford edited by Richard Smart
• The Spy Capital of Britain—Bedfordshire’s Secret War 1939 – 1945 by Stephen Bunker
Spring 2007Issue 4.6• Autumn Palaeography Workshop
• Some Gleanings from the Censuses for Clophill, Bedfordshire by Colin Watt
• Population
• Life Expectancy
• Occupations
• Migration
• Study—The Ashwells
• The Biggleswade History Society
• Willington History Group
Winter 2006/7Issue 4.5• The Hiberno-Saxon Runic Stone at the Church of St Peter de Merton, Bedford
• Ampthill & District Archaeological and Local History Society
• New Publications:
• How Bedfordshire Voted 1685 – 1735: The Evidence of Local Poll Books (Vol 1 1685 – 1715) by James Collet-White
Autumn 2006Issue 4.4• Bushmead Priory
• 2007 Local History Conference & AGM
• A Brief History of St Leonard’s Hospital, Bedford, by Stephen R Coleman
• The Dunstable & District History Society
• New publication: Plain Mr. Whitbread, by S C Whitbread
Summer 2006Issue 4.3• 2006 Annual Conference
• 2006 AGM
• A Brief History of the Feoffee Cottages of Toddington by John Viner
• Reviews: •Bedfordshire Wills 1531 – 1539
• Bedfordshire Parish Poor Law Papers 1622 – 1834
• New Publications: •Chalk of my Shoes—Memoirs of a Chilterns Childhood by Keith T Norcott
• Potton Baptists by Stan Evers
• Bedfordshire Women’s Land Army


Spring 2006Issue 4.2• Register of Speakers
• BLHA Newsletter—articles required
• Leighton Buzzard Fire Service—A History by Maurice Blackman
• BLHA Representative on BLARS User Panel
• Public Safety in Church Graveyards
• Profile of Colmworth & Neighbours’ History Society
Winter 2005/6Issue 4.1• Appeal for articles for BLHA Newsletter
• A Comparison of Historical Knowledge with a Resistance Survey by Kevan Fadden and Mike Turner
• New Publications: •A Brewery in Bedford by Roger Protz
• A Victorian Family at Houghton Conquest 1838 – 1878 by Simon Houfe
• Cameo of Fashion 1951 – 1982 by Thelma Marks
• Bygone Biggleswade—Volume 3
Autumn 2005Issue 3.12• The Bedfordshire Local History Association
• 2005 Annual Conference and AGM
• Digital Newspapers as a Local History Tool by Barry Dackombe
• Bedford Hills Historical Museum, New York State
• Obituary—Anne Mary Buck
Spring 2005Issue 3.11• BLHA Spring Exhibition: Pre-1918 Post cards
• AGM & BLHA Conference 18th June 2005, Harlington
• BLHA Autumn Workshop
• Connections between Brookses and Dells of Flitwick Manor by Richard Morgan
• Maulden Mausoleum
• Bedfordshire Gardens Trust
• BLHA Web Site
• New Publications
Summer 2004Issue 3.10• BLHA Autumn Workshop – The Parish Chest
• BLHA Spring Exhibition: Pre-1918 Post cards
• AGM & BLHA Conference 18th June 2005, Harlington
• An outline History of Bedfordshire’s Women’s Land Army in the 1940s, Part 2, by Stuart Antrobus
• Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service
• Letter from Archive CD Books
• New Publications
Winter 2003/04Issue 3.9• Visit to Moggerhanger House
• Annual General Meeting [2004]
• Annual Conference [2004]
• Autumn Workshop 2004
• An outline History of Bedfordshire’s Women’s Land Army in the 1940s, Part 1, by Stuart Antrobus
• Letters to the Editor
• New Publications
Summer 2003Issue 3.8• BLHA Workshop Maps for Local History
• AGM and Annual Conference 2004
• Letter to the Editor from John Pitts of Toddington HS
• The Orangery at Wrest Park by Mike Turner
• New Publications
Winter 2002/03Issue 3.7• Bedfordshire in the 1950s, Exhibition
• AGM 2003
• Annual Conference 2003
• Rich and Poor Bedfordshire Clergy and their Patrons by Richard Morgan
• New Publications
Autumn 2002 Issue 3.6• BLHA Autumn Workshop
• Bedfordshire in the 1950s, Exhibition
• AGM 2003
• Annual Conference 2003
• Luton Museum in Partnership with the Local Community by Elizabeth Adey
• Can you type? Assist Local History Project
• Maulden Mausoleum
• 40th Anniversary Conference Ampthill and District Local History Society
• New Publications
Summer 2002Issue 3.5• Bedford Heritage Website Competition
• BLHA Autumn Workshop
• Bedfordshire in the 1950s, Exhibition
• Annual Conference 2003
• St Peter’s, Bedford: An Anglo-Saxon Church by R R Evans
• New Publications
• AGM 2002
• New Publications
Winter 2001/02Issue 3.4• Web Workshop at Redborne Community College, Ampthill
• AGM 2002
• Bedfordshire Local History Conference 2002
• Local Newspapers: An Account of an Indexing Project by Alan Hunter
• Bedfordshire Libraries
• The 1901 Census
• Bedford Heritage Website Competition
• British Association for Local History Regional Conference 2001
• Wilstead (Wilshamstead)
• New Publications
Summer 2001Issue 3.3• British Association for Local History Regional Conference 2001
• Bedfordshire Libraries Gateway to the Internet
• Maulden Mausoleum by Brian Lazelle
• Betty Chambers
Winter 2000/01Issue 3.2• Bedfordshire in World War 2 Exhibition
• AGM 2001
• Annual Conference 2001
• British Association for Local History Regional Conference 2001
• The 1910 ‘Domesday’ Finance Act Records by Kevin Ward
• Know your Current Committee
• BHRS Publications
• John Lunn
• New Publications
Summer 2000Issue 3.1• Autumn Workshop 2000
• Bedfordshire in World War 2 Exhibition
• Mary Rose and HMS Warrior
• Verulamium
• BLHA at Roxton
• Free Services Offer from Bedford Museum
• RE 521 Field Survey
• Milestones under Threat
• AGM 2000 Report
• New Publications
• Further Publications
• Historic Holidays
• Records Office
Spring 2000Issue 2.12• Visit by the Chairman of the British Association for Local History
• Local History Conference 2000
• Autumn Workshop
• Wartime Bedfordshire
• Bedfordshire Magazine
• Joyce Godber
• The Knoll, Ampthill by Barry Dackombe
• New Publications
• An Appeal for Local Histories
Winter 1999/2000Issue 2.11• Wartime Bedfordshire – An Exhibition
• AGM May 2000
• Bedfordshire Local History Conference 2000
• Visit to the Imperial War Museum
• A Cry for Help
• The Bedfordshire Historic Environment Record by Stephen Coleman
• Know Your Committee
• Factory Inspector’s Report 1890 [Luton] by Elizabeth Adey
• A New Local Society [Riseley]
• New Publications
Summer 1999Issue 2.10• Wartime Bedfordshire
• Other Events
• Harry Arch
• Success and Failure of the Turnpike Trusts by Omer Roucoux
• Quarter Sessions 19th December 1754
• New Publications
Winter 1998/9Issue 2.9• AGM 1999
• Other Events
• Aspley Guise in the 19th Century (1815–1915) by Michael Kemp
• A Letter from the Editor of the Bedfordshire Magazine
• Chicksands Priory by Peter Wood
• Recent Publications
Summer 1998Issue 2.8• Bedfordshire in the Nineteenth Century
• Your Newsletter requires your Help!
• In search of a Duck Decoy by Kevan Fadden
• Festival of Britain Placename Boards in Bedfordshire
• Autumn Courses
Winter 1997/8Issue 2.7• Future Events
• AGM 1998
• Bedfordshire Local History Conference 1998
• People
• Bedfordshire in the 19th Century
• Manors and Manorial Records Part 3 by Kevin Ward
• The Coprolite Industry
• Research and Publications Working Group by Martin Lawrence
• Anglia University Centre for Regional Studies
• New Publications
Autumn 1997Issue 2.6• Colworth House visit
• AGM 1998
• Bedfordshire Local History Conference 1998
• ‘People’
• Cancellation of Local History Competition
• Manors and Manorial Records Part 2 by Kevin Ward
• New Publications
• News from the Record Office
Summer 1997Issue 2.5• Stockwood Craft Museum, Gardens and the Mossman Collection
• AGM 1997
• Manors and Manorial Records Part 1 by Kevin Ward
• Publications Working Group – A Report by Martin Lawrence
• The 18th Century’s Underclass
• Local History Lecture Competition
• Bedfordshire Local History Conference 1997
Spring 1997Issue 2.4• AGM 1997
• Visit to Wrest Park
• Bedfordshire Local History Conference 1997
• The Bedfordshire Magazine 50th Anniversary by Martin Lawrence
• Invaluable References
• Other Events
• Local History Competition
• Education in 1899
Winter 1996/7Issue 2.3• Forthcoming Events in 1997
• BLHA Lecture 1997
• AGM 1997
• Bedfordshire Life in the year 1227 by Norman Parry
• Congratulations to Bedfordshire record Office on retaining its Charter Mark
• Bedfordshire Local History Lecture Competition
• At Risk! The Bedfordshire Magazine on its 50th Anniversary
• New Publications
Autumn 1996Issue 2.2• AGM 1996
• Are there Any Aussies in your Attic? by Norman Parry
• The 1st Viscount Peel by Diana Mehew
• Apology
• Forthcoming Events
Spring 1996Issue 2.1• AGM 1996
• Bedfordshire Local History Conference 1996
• F G Emmison 1907–1995 – A Bedfordshire Perspective by Martin Lawrence
• Our Fire Service by Rex Skinner
• History Quiz
• New Publications
• Potton History Society
• Horse Engine House
Autumn 1995Issue 1.12• Bedfordshire Local History Association lecture 1996
• AGM 1996
• Running the 1995 Local History Conference by Tony Walker
• 1996 Bedfordshire Local History Conference
• Readers’ Letters
• New Home for Journal Archive by Stephen Coleman
• Luton Museum and Art Gallery
• Enjoyable Visit to Odell
• Diary of Forthcoming Events
• Chicksands Priory by Peter Wood
• New Publications
Summer 1995Issue 1.11• Guided Tour of Odell
• Local History Lecture Competition Results by Michael Kemp
• AGM 1995
• Diary of Forthcoming Events
• Some Dunstable Memories by Fred Moore
• Pilfering Problems Predicted for Pre-war Potton by Norman Parry
Spring 1995Issue 1.10• AGM 1995
• Forthcoming Events
• Video Recording of the Past
• The Shire Guide to Bedfordshire
• 1881 Census
• Unemployed Durham Miners Came to Potton by Norman Parry
• Common Ground want Your Parish Maps
Winter 1994/5Issue 1.9• Local History in the Making [talk]
• AGM 1995
• Conference of Local History Societies
• Around the Societies
• The Osborn Papers by Peter Wood
• Chicksands’ Questionnaire
• Local History Lecture Competition
• Attention Member Societies
Autumn 1994Issue 1.8• Forthcoming Events in 1995
• New Curator for Bedfordshire Museums
• Local Societies
• The Bedfordshire Festival by Peter Wood
• A Stroll Around Leighton Buzzard
• Readers’ Letters
• Building the Peace: VE Day and Beyond
• The Way to School
• Publications
• Local Societies Need Your Support
Summer 1994Issue 1.7• AGM 1994
• Parliamentary Papers by Pamela E Ormerod
• Bedfordshire Festival 1994
• Your Chance to Win £100
• Readers’ Letters
• Harlington Heritage Trust
• New Committee Member – Joyce Low
• New Publications
Spring 1994Issue 1.6• The First Year
• AGM
• Forthcoming Events
• Can You Help?
• Committee Members – Biographies
• As it was in 1285 so it is in 1994
• On the Value of Streams, Butchers and Transport
• New Publications
Winter 1993/4Issue 1.5• Forthcoming Events
• Extraordinary General Meeting
• Steam on Road and Field in East Beds by Ken Page
• BCRO, Charter Marks and Local Government Reorganisation
• New Publications
• Committee Members – Biographies
Autumn 1993Issue 1.4• Successful First Event
• Future Events
• Biographies
• Chicksands – The Venue for the AGM by Peter J Wood
• Call for Contributions
• Bedfordshire Historical Record Society
Summer 1993Issue 1.3• BLHA Inauguration
• The Friends of Chicksands Priory
• Exhibition: Local History Published and Unpublished
• Certificate Course in Local History
• Record Office 80th Anniversary
• New Publications
Spring 1993Issue 1.2• Inaugural General Meeting
• Inaugural Address
• Bedfordshire Family History Society
• Conference of Mid-Bedfordshire History Societies
• Dunstable Historic and History Studies
• Forthcoming BLHA Events
Winter 1992/3Issue 1.1• Ideas into Action
• Committee Activities
• Inaugural Meeting
• Start-up Costs
• Summary of Perceived Needs
• Recent Local Publications