Bedfordshire Local History Association

Members’ Events

Calendar of Members’ Events

The BHLA cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of the programme information that it has been supplied.

DateSocietyEvent /TalkSpeakerTime / PlaceEvents
Thursday December 1st 2016Roxton & District Local History Group A.G.M. followed by seasonal refreshments7.30 pm
Roxton Parish Hall, Roxton
Thursday 8th Dec 2016Potton History SocietyPictorial Entertainment
Finish the year with Christmas refreshments and enjoy a dip into our photographic & video archives of past & present Potton
All meetings (except visits & walks) will take place in the Community Centre in Brook End and will normally start at 8pmProgramme
Saturday 10th December 2016Harlington Heritage TrustChristmas PartyAt 2a Pilgrims Close at 8 pm.
For further details on the above events please contact John Sorsby on 01525 873689
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Thursday 14th December 2016Leighton Buzzard & District Archaeological & Historical SocietyThe Village of Stewkley
Jill Scott

All talks are at Linslade Community Hall (St Barnabas), Waterloo Rd, LU7 2NR, starting at 8 pm unless otherwise advised. Everyone welcome. Visitors £3. Members Free.Programme
Thursday 14th Dec
2016
BAALHS“Auctioning Bedford’s Treasured Possessions”
- seasonal refreshments during interval -
David Fletcher (W & H Peacock & BBC1’s Flog It)

Putnoe Heights Church & Community Centre, Bedford, MK41 8EB at 7.30 pm. Visitors £2.00Programme
Tuesday 20th Dec 2016 Riseley Historical SocietyChristmas Social
'Victorian Magic'
Steve Dimmer

Meet each month at Riseley Village Hall commencing at 7-30 pm.
No charge is made to members but a small charge of £3 is requested from non-members.
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Friday 6th January 2017 Beds Family History Society A Nazi in the Family



Derek Nieman
Meetings are held at Mark Rutherford School (near Mowsbury Park), Wentworth Drive, Bedford MK41 8PX at 7.30 pm. Visitors or potential members are welcome. BFHS
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Monday 9 January 2017 Biggleswade History Society"Potton's Infamous Inhabitants of the Past" Peter IbbettThe Biggleswade History Society meets monthly at the Trinity Methodist Church, Shortmead Street Biggleswade. Usually 7:30pm for 8:00. on the first Monday of the month. Speakers provide a variety of talks and presentations. During the summer months there are guided visits to places of interest, usually for members only.
Meetings are free of charge for members. Visitors are welcome to attend most meetings, unless designated ‘Members Only’, for a charge of £3.00 per meeting.
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Tuesday Jan 10 2017Dunstable and District Local History SocietyHistory of the California
Penny SilfordThe society meets at 7.45 pm at the Methodist Church Hall (opposite Wilkinson’s). Membership is £6 pa (June-Dec £3). Visitors to meetings pay £2. Website
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Wednesday 11th Jan 2017BAALHS“Roman Complex at Manton Lane in Bedford – Overview and Latest Research Findings”

Steven Cockings (UNAS) & Elizabeth Sayer (BAALHS)
Putnoe Heights Church & Community Centre, Bedford, MK41 8EB at 7.30 pm. Visitors £2.00Programme
Wednesday 11th January 2017Leighton Buzzard & District Archaeological & Historical SocietyStowe Landscape Gardens
Gary Marshall

All talks are at Linslade Community Hall (St Barnabas), Waterloo Rd, LU7 2NR, starting at 8 pm unless otherwise advised. Everyone welcome. Visitors £3. Members Free.Programme
Tuesday January 17th 2017Willington Local History Group (WLHG)History of Queen’s Park.Paul NicholsonWLHG meetings are normally at 7.30 pm in the Methodist Church in Willington.Willington Local History Group
Thursday 19th January 2017Clapham Historical SocietyFoster Hill Cemetery talk
by Rod Heard7.15 for 7.30 pm Clapham Methodist Hall

Friday 20th January 2017Colmworth & Neighbours History SocietyThe Story of Hereward the WakeMark SteinhardtAll meetings held in Colmworth Village Hall, Fridays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm unless advised differently.Colmworth History

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Thursday Jan 26th 2017Caddington Local History Group
CADDHIST
“Amy Johnson”Roy SmartMeetings will take place, as usual, in Heathfield school at 7.30 pm Caddhist

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Saturday Jan 28th 2017Ampthill & District Archaeological & Local History Society Celebrity Lunch
Stonehenge: new discoveries

Mike Parker Pearson
(TV Celebrity and Professor of British Later Prehistory, UCL Institute of Archaeology)
Millbrook Village Hall, 12 noon.Programme
Tuesday 31st Jan 2017 Riseley Historical SocietyEdwardian Photos of North Bedfordshire
Edward Bean

Meet each month at Riseley Village Hall commencing at 7-30 pm.
No charge is made to members but a small charge of £3 is requested from non-members.
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Wednesday, 1 February 2017Langford & District History SocietyAnnual General MeetingMeetings are held in the Church Hall, Church Street, LANGFORD from 8pm.Langford History Society

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Friday 3 Feb 2017
Beds Family History SocietyBedford’s Architectural Heritage Lost And SavedDavid FowlerMeetings are held at Mark Rutherford School (near Mowsbury Park), Wentworth Drive, Bedford MK41 8PX at 7.30 pm. Visitors or potential members are welcome.BFHS
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Monday February 6th 2017Ampthill & District Archaeological & Local History Society Brickmaking in the Marston Vale
The history in technical, economic environmental and social terms , with a few amusing anecdotes thrown in!
David Szymanski
(Brought up in the village of Stewartby, David is Ex MD of Hanson Brick and Hanson Building Products)
7.30pm
Flitwick Library
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Monday 6 February 2017 Biggleswade History Society"Bedfordshire Convicts Transported 1770-1870" Ken Griffin (aka Convict Ken)The Biggleswade History Society meets monthly at the Trinity Methodist Church, Shortmead Street Biggleswade. Usually 7:30pm for 8:00. on the first Monday of the month. Speakers provide a variety of talks and presentations. During the summer months there are guided visits to places of interest, usually for members only.
Meetings are free of charge for members. Visitors are welcome to attend most meetings, unless designated ‘Members Only’, for a charge of £3.00 per meeting.
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Wednesday 8th Feb 2017


BAALHS“The Life & Campaigns of William Roff (1841-1920) – Mayor, Politician, Businessman, & Globetrotter” Bob Ricketts (Editor, Bedford Local History Magazine)Putnoe Heights Church & Community Centre, Bedford, MK41 8EB at 7.30 pm. Visitors £2.00Programme
Wednesday 8th February 2017
Leighton Buzzard & District Archaeological & Historical SocietyDunstable Priory
Hugh Garrod
All talks are at Linslade Community Hall (St Barnabas), Waterloo Rd, LU7 2NR, starting at 8 pm unless otherwise advised. Everyone welcome. Visitors £3. Members Free.Programme
Thursday 9th/16th February 2017 TBC

Clapham Historical SocietyTalk in the Heritage Centre and visit to Woburn and St Mary’s Churchby car depart 10.15am

Tuesday Feb 14 2017Dunstable and District Local History SocietyFailed To Return, the fatal flights of pioneer pilot Amy Johnson and film star Leslie Howard, whose bodies were never recovered
Tony EatonThe society meets at 7.45 pm at the Methodist Church Hall (opposite Wilkinson’s). Membership is £6 pa (June-Dec £3). Visitors to meetings pay £2. Website
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Thursday February 16th 2017Carlton & Chellington Historical Society‘Shackleton's Forgotten Men’, a story of Antarctic explorationDebby HorsmanUnless otherwise stated, talks are held on THURSDAY evenings
in CARLTON VILLAGE HALL (The Moor, Carlton, Beds., MK43 7JR)
Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.
ADMISSION: Members £1.00, Visitors £3.00.
Tea or Coffee & Biscuits between 7.30 and 8.00 pm
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Friday 17th February 2017Colmworth & Neighbours History SocietyHistory Revisited – Women’s Roles in World War 1All meetings held in Colmworth Village Hall, Fridays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm unless advised differently.Colmworth History

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Tuesday February 21st 2017Willington Local History Group (WLHG)Cardington airships.David FowlerWLHG meetings are normally at 7.30 pm in the Methodist Church in Willington.Willington Local History Group
Thursday Feb 23rd 2017Caddington Local History Group
CADDHIST
“Historic Caddington” Stephen ColemanMeetings will take place, as usual, in Heathfield school at 7.30 pm Caddhist

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Thursday 23rd February 2017
Maulden History Society“People From Clophill’s Past”
Colin Watt

All Meetings take place in the Church Hall, Church Road, Maulden MK45 2AU.
7:45 pm
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Tuesday 28th Feb 2017 Riseley Historical Society'In search of my grandfather'
Frances Francis

Meet each month at Riseley Village Hall commencing at 7-30 pm.
No charge is made to members but a small charge of £3 is requested from non-members.
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Wednesday, 1 March 2017Langford & District History SocietyThe Last Naval Hero
A talk on Sir David Beatty hero of the Battle of Jutland
Roy SmartMeetings are held in the Church Hall, Church Street, LANGFORD from 8pm.Langford History Society

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Friday 3 Mar 2017Beds Family History SocietyBrick Walls And Digging Deeper Into Your Family History


Gill BlanchardMeetings are held at Mark Rutherford School (near Mowsbury Park), Wentworth Drive, Bedford MK41 8PX at 7.30 pm. Visitors or potential members are welcome. BFHS
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Monday March 6th 2017
Ampthill & District Archaeological & Local History Society “Who is John Murray” an industrialist at Wrest Park. (1917-39)Marian McDowell7.30pm
Flitwick Library
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Monday 6 March 2017 Biggleswade History Society"Three Market Towns: Biggleswade, Sandy & Potton" - out-takes from the 2009 filmMike FowlerThe Biggleswade History Society meets monthly at the Trinity Methodist Church, Shortmead Street Biggleswade. Usually 7:30pm for 8:00. on the first Monday of the month. Speakers provide a variety of talks and presentations. During the summer months there are guided visits to places of interest, usually for members only.
Meetings are free of charge for members. Visitors are welcome to attend most meetings, unless designated ‘Members Only’, for a charge of £3.00 per meeting.
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Wednesday 8th March 2017BAALHS“A Bedfordshire Bobby Goes to War”Clive Emsley (Emeritus Professor of History, Open University)Putnoe Heights Church & Community Centre, Bedford, MK41 8EB at 7.30 pm. Visitors £2.00Programme
Wednesday 8th March 2017
Leighton Buzzard & District Archaeological & Historical SocietyStraw Plait and Lace
Janet Duneen
All talks are at Linslade Community Hall (St Barnabas), Waterloo Rd, LU7 2NR, starting at 8 pm unless otherwise advised. Everyone welcome. Visitors £3. Members Free.Programme
Tuesday Mar 14 2017Dunstable and District Local History SocietyA Barron Knight's Tale
Butch Baker, lead guitarist, songwriter and vocalist with the locally-based pop group, The Barron KnightsThe society meets at 7.45 pm at the Methodist Church Hall (opposite Wilkinson’s). Membership is £6 pa (June-Dec £3). Visitors to meetings pay £2. Website
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Thursday March 16th 2017Carlton & Chellington Historical Society‘The Landscape Architecture of Carlton & Chellington’Matt TuohyUnless otherwise stated, talks are held on THURSDAY evenings
in CARLTON VILLAGE HALL (The Moor, Carlton, Beds., MK43 7JR)
Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.
ADMISSION: Members £1.00, Visitors £3.00.
Tea or Coffee & Biscuits between 7.30 and 8.00 pm
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Thursday 16th March 2017 Clapham Historical SocietySloane Museum , London by train

Friday 17th March 2017Colmworth & Neighbours History SocietyThe Great Fires of London and ChathamDr. David DaviesAll meetings held in Colmworth Village Hall, Fridays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm unless advised differently.Colmworth History

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Tuesday March 21st 2017Willington Local History Group (WLHG)Advertising on the busesMervyn AskewWLHG meetings are normally at 7.30 pm in the Methodist Church in Willington.Willington Local History Group
Thursday Mar 23rd 2017Caddington Local History Group
CADDHIST
“The London Underground” Tony EarleMeetings will take place, as usual, in Heathfield school at 7.30 pm Caddhist

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Wednesday 29th Mar 2017 Riseley Historical SocietyPepys Show - The man the myth and the Diaries
Dr David Davies

Meet each month at Riseley Village Hall commencing at 7-30 pm.
No charge is made to members but a small charge of £3 is requested from non-members.
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Friday 31 Mar 2017 Beds Family History SocietyHow Far Did Your Ancestors Travel Before The Advent Of The Railways?
Celia HeritageMeetings are held at Mark Rutherford School (near Mowsbury Park), Wentworth Drive, Bedford MK41 8PX at 7.15 pm. Visitors or potential members are welcome. BFHS
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Monday April 3rd 2017Ampthill & District Archaeological & Local History Society A.G.M. Followed by talks from Society Members, with updates of work carried out during the year.
7.30pm
Flitwick Library
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Monday 3 April 2017 Biggleswade History SocietyAnnual General MeetingMembers onlyThe Biggleswade History Society meets monthly at the Trinity Methodist Church, Shortmead Street Biggleswade. Usually 7:30pm for 8:00. on the first Monday of the month. Speakers provide a variety of talks and presentations. During the summer months there are guided visits to places of interest, usually for members only.
Meetings are free of charge for members. Visitors are welcome to attend most meetings, unless designated ‘Members Only’, for a charge of £3.00 per meeting.
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017Langford & District History SocietyVillage Memories
Evening
Ralph Turner’s slides of old LangfordMeetings are held in the Church Hall, Church Street, LANGFORD from 8pm.Langford History Society

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Tuesday Apr 11 2017Dunstable and District Local History SocietyWomen of the SOE's F Section
Bryony NorburnThe society meets at 7.45 pm at the Methodist Church Hall (opposite Wilkinson’s). Membership is £6 pa (June-Dec £3). Visitors to meetings pay £2. Website
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Wednesday 12th April 2017BAALHS“Lady Margaret Beaufort – Saint or Schemer?”
- wine served during interval -
Margaret Badley (Tutor, Rothsay Education Centre)Putnoe Heights Church & Community Centre, Bedford, MK41 8EB at 7.30 pm. Visitors £2.00Programme
Wednesday 12th April 2017Leighton Buzzard & District Archaeological & Historical SocietyTom Lawson Show
AGM follows
Paul Brown & Richard Hart
All talks are at Linslade Community Hall (St Barnabas), Waterloo Rd, LU7 2NR, starting at 8 pm unless otherwise advised. Everyone welcome. Visitors £3. Members Free.Programme
Tuesday April 18th 2017Willington Local History Group (WLHG)Social evening with the WillingtonesWLHG meetings are normally at 7.30 pm in the Methodist Church in Willington.Willington Local History Group
WEDNESDAY April 19th 2017Carlton & Chellington Historical SocietyVisit in our own cars to Lowick church and Drayton House, Northantssee websiteUnless otherwise stated, talks are held on THURSDAY evenings
in CARLTON VILLAGE HALL (The Moor, Carlton, Beds., MK43 7JR)
Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.
ADMISSION: Members £1.00, Visitors £3.00.
Tea or Coffee & Biscuits between 7.30 and 8.00 pm
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Friday 21st April 2017Colmworth & Neighbours History SocietyMammoths and Man in the Ouse ValleyDr. Chris ThomasAll meetings held in Colmworth Village Hall, Fridays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm unless advised differently.Colmworth History

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Wednesday 25th Apr 2017 Riseley Historical Society'On the Wall'
Roger Drage

Meet each month at Riseley Village Hall commencing at 7-30 pm.
No charge is made to members but a small charge of £3 is requested from non-members.
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Thursday April 27th 2017Caddington Local History Group
CADDHIST
AGMMeetings will take place, as usual, in Heathfield school at 7.30 pm Caddhist

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Thursday 27th April 2017 Maulden History SocietyAnnual General Meeting
“Willington and the Russells”
Rob Bollington

All Meetings take place in the Church Hall, Church Road, Maulden MK45 2AU.
7:45 pm
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Friday 28th April 2017Clapham Historical SocietyAGM followed by a talk on the Re-establishment of Polandby Mags Brady7.30pm Methodist Church Hall

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Langford & District History SocietyBedford’s Hidden HistoryDavid FowlerMeetings are held in the Church Hall, Church Street, LANGFORD from 8pm.Langford History Society

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Friday 5 May 2017Beds Family History SocietyThe Evil Sheriff Of BedfordAmanda GoodyMeetings are held at Mark Rutherford School (near Mowsbury Park), Wentworth Drive, Bedford MK41 8PX at 7.30 pm. Visitors or potential members are welcome. BFHS
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Monday 8 May 2017 Biggleswade History Society"Amy Johnson" - a talk by about the renowned aviatorRoy SmartThe Biggleswade History Society meets monthly at the Trinity Methodist Church, Shortmead Street Biggleswade. Usually 7:30pm for 8:00. on the first Monday of the month. Speakers provide a variety of talks and presentations. During the summer months there are guided visits to places of interest, usually for members only.
Meetings are free of charge for members. Visitors are welcome to attend most meetings, unless designated ‘Members Only’, for a charge of £3.00 per meeting.
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Tuesday May 09 2017Dunstable and District Local History SocietyRoald Dahl's War
Graham LaurieThe society meets at 7.45 pm at the Methodist Church Hall (opposite Wilkinson’s). Membership is £6 pa (June-Dec £3). Visitors to meetings pay £2. Website
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Wednesday 10th May 2017
Leighton Buzzard & District Archaeological & Historical SocietyWoburn Village - Past & PresentJohn Clark
All talks are at Linslade Community Hall (St Barnabas), Waterloo Rd, LU7 2NR, starting at 8 pm unless otherwise advised. Everyone welcome. Visitors £3. Members Free.Programme
Thursday May 18th 2017Carlton & Chellington Historical SocietyAGM at 7.15 p.m., then at 8 p.m. ‘Woburn Abbey’by one of the Abbey guides.Unless otherwise stated, talks are held on THURSDAY evenings
in CARLTON VILLAGE HALL (The Moor, Carlton, Beds., MK43 7JR)
Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.
ADMISSION: Members £1.00, Visitors £3.00.
Tea or Coffee & Biscuits between 7.30 and 8.00 pm
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Friday 19th May 2017Colmworth & Neighbours History SocietyThe Making of the Bedfordshire CountrysideBrian KerrAll meetings held in Colmworth Village Hall, Fridays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm unless advised differently.Colmworth History

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Wednesday 30th May 2017 Riseley Historical Society'Was the British Bobby ever different'
Clive Emsley

Meet each month at Riseley Village Hall commencing at 7-30 pm.
No charge is made to members but a small charge of £3 is requested from non-members.
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Monday 5 June 2017 Biggleswade History SocietyVisit to the village of Dunton hosted by Janice and John of the March HareMembers only The Biggleswade History Society meets monthly at the Trinity Methodist Church, Shortmead Street Biggleswade. Usually 7:30pm for 8:00. on the first Monday of the month. Speakers provide a variety of talks and presentations. During the summer months there are guided visits to places of interest, usually for members only.
Meetings are free of charge for members. Visitors are welcome to attend most meetings, unless designated ‘Members Only’, for a charge of £3.00 per meeting.
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017





Langford & District History SocietyVisit to the Shuttleworth MansionMeet at 1.30pm at the Church Hall car park for lifts or at Shuttleworth for 2 pm. Cost approx. £6 per person including guided tour of house. Refreshments available after the tour at reasonable cost – information available nearer the time.Meetings are held in the Church Hall, Church Street, LANGFORD from 8pm.Langford History Society

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Friday 9 Jun 2017 Beds Family History SocietyAGM and Quiz
Meetings are held at Mark Rutherford School (near Mowsbury Park), Wentworth Drive, Bedford MK41 8PX at 7.30 pm. Visitors or potential members are welcome. BFHS
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Thursday June 15th 2017Carlton & Chellington Historical SocietyCoach trip to Hemingford Grey Manor

(see website).Unless otherwise stated, talks are held on THURSDAY evenings
in CARLTON VILLAGE HALL (The Moor, Carlton, Beds., MK43 7JR)
Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.
ADMISSION: Members £1.00, Visitors £3.00.
Tea or Coffee & Biscuits between 7.30 and 8.00 pm
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Friday 16th June 2017Colmworth & Neighbours History SocietyThe Inexhaustible PaxtonRussell BowesAll meetings held in Colmworth Village Hall, Fridays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm unless advised differently.Colmworth History

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Monday 3 July 2017 Biggleswade History SocietyGuided walk in Tempsford Church End led by local historian Steve Cooney Members only The Biggleswade History Society meets monthly at the Trinity Methodist Church, Shortmead Street Biggleswade. Usually 7:30pm for 8:00. on the first Monday of the month. Speakers provide a variety of talks and presentations. During the summer months there are guided visits to places of interest, usually for members only.
Meetings are free of charge for members. Visitors are welcome to attend most meetings, unless designated ‘Members Only’, for a charge of £3.00 per meeting.
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Wednesday, 5 July 2017



Langford & District History SocietyVisit to Roman Baths at WelwynMeet at 7 pm at Church Hall car park. Fee £3.50 per person. Tour starts at 7.30– more information available nearer the time.Meetings are held in the Church Hall, Church Street, LANGFORD from 8pm.Langford History Society

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Friday 7 Jul 2017 Beds Family History SocietyReading Old HandwritingIan WallerMeetings are held at Mark Rutherford School (near Mowsbury Park), Wentworth Drive, Bedford MK41 8PX at 7.30 pm. Visitors or potential members are welcome. BFHS
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Thursday July 20th 2017Carlton & Chellington Historical Society‘Earl Beatty and the Battle of Jutland’

Roy SmartUnless otherwise stated, talks are held on THURSDAY evenings
in CARLTON VILLAGE HALL (The Moor, Carlton, Beds., MK43 7JR)
Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.
ADMISSION: Members £1.00, Visitors £3.00.
Tea or Coffee & Biscuits between 7.30 and 8.00 pm
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Thursday July 27th 2017Caddington Local History Group
CADDHIST
“The Supreme Court”Anne -Marie – CravenMeetings will take place, as usual, in Heathfield school at 7.30 pm Caddhist

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Thursday August 17th 2017Carlton & Chellington Historical Society‘Heraldry’

John TunesiUnless otherwise stated, talks are held on THURSDAY evenings
in CARLTON VILLAGE HALL (The Moor, Carlton, Beds., MK43 7JR)
Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.
ADMISSION: Members £1.00, Visitors £3.00.
Tea or Coffee & Biscuits between 7.30 and 8.00 pm
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Wednesday, 7 September 2017



Langford & District History SocietyNoel Park Children & the Swinging SixtiesTed MartinMeetings are held in the Church Hall, Church Street, LANGFORD from 8pm.Langford History Society

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Friday 8 Sep 2017 Beds Family History SocietyAmpthill’s Great Houses John HeleMeetings are held at Mark Rutherford School (near Mowsbury Park), Wentworth Drive, Bedford MK41 8PX at 7.30 pm. Visitors or potential members are welcome. BFHS
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Friday 15th September 2017Colmworth & Neighbours History SocietyAGM at 7pm – followed by a light meal (ordered in advance) and the Palace of CuriositiesAll meetings held in Colmworth Village Hall, Fridays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm unless advised differently.Colmworth History

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Thursday September 21st 2017Carlton & Chellington Historical SocietyAnnual Cheese and Wine Evening

Unless otherwise stated, talks are held on THURSDAY evenings
in CARLTON VILLAGE HALL (The Moor, Carlton, Beds., MK43 7JR)
Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.
ADMISSION: Members £1.00, Visitors £3.00.
Tea or Coffee & Biscuits between 7.30 and 8.00 pm
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Wednesday, 4 October 2017




Langford & District History SocietyWarden AbbeyMargaret RobertsMeetings are held in the Church Hall, Church Street, LANGFORD from 8pm.Langford History Society

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Friday 6 Oct 2017 Beds Family History SocietyA March Through Time – 800 Years of Protest and Democracy Dr Nick BarrattMeetings are held at Mark Rutherford School (near Mowsbury Park), Wentworth Drive, Bedford MK41 8PX at 7.30 pm. Visitors or potential members are welcome. BFHS
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Thursday October 19th 2017Carlton & Chellington Historical Society‘Margaret Beaufort — Saint or Sinner?’
Margaret BaddeleyUnless otherwise stated, talks are held on THURSDAY evenings
in CARLTON VILLAGE HALL (The Moor, Carlton, Beds., MK43 7JR)
Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.
ADMISSION: Members £1.00, Visitors £3.00.
Tea or Coffee & Biscuits between 7.30 and 8.00 pm
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Friday 20th October 2017Colmworth & Neighbours History SocietyUp the Cut – A Brief History of the Canals of EnglandBarry TomlinsonAll meetings held in Colmworth Village Hall, Fridays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm unless advised differently.Colmworth History

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Wednesday, 1 November 2017




Langford & District History SocietyHistory of the Pathfinder Force 1942–1945 Sqn Ldr Kevin Dalley RAF (Rtd)Meetings are held in the Church Hall, Church Street, LANGFORD from 8pm.Langford History Society
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Wednesday, 6 December 2017




Langford & District History SocietySocial EveningMeetings are held in the Church Hall, Church Street, LANGFORD from 8pm.Langford History Society
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Thursday November 16th 2017Carlton & Chellington Historical Society‘Architectural Discoveries from Bedford's Northern Bypass’
Mike LukeUnless otherwise stated, talks are held on THURSDAY evenings
in CARLTON VILLAGE HALL (The Moor, Carlton, Beds., MK43 7JR)
Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.
ADMISSION: Members £1.00, Visitors £3.00.
Tea or Coffee & Biscuits between 7.30 and 8.00 pm
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Friday 17th November 2017Colmworth & Neighbours History SocietyAmy JohnsonRoy SmartAll meetings held in Colmworth Village Hall, Fridays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm unless advised differently.Colmworth History

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