Bedfordshire Local History Association

Richard Wildman

Richard Wildman, distinguished Bedford local historian and former President of Bedford Architectural, Archaeological and Local History Society, died, aged 71, at 7.45pm on Saturday 28 July 2018 at Airedale Nursing Home, Bedford, after a long illness. His funeral service will…

BLHA 2018 AGM and Conference

Bedfordshire Local History Association AGM & Annual Conference 2018 Saturday 2nd June 2018 Hosted by Clapham Historical Society at Clapham Village Hall, 118 High Street, Clapham, Bedford MK41 6BS Please click on the button below for full details and booking…

Stannard Book Publication

     ____________________________________________________________ If you would like to purchase ‘Henry John Sylvester Stannard with notes on his daughter Theresa Sylvester Stannard’, by Richard Morgan for £5 + £3 p&p signed for postage, then please complete the contact form below. By return…

Old Village Names

Hello. I am trying to identify a couple of villages in existence in the late 1700’s, early 1800’s. The spellings I have are various and several. The two villages in question are Smedley, and Sturtly/Sturtley/Streatly/Streatly. Any help and information would…

Kempston Cemetery

I am hoping you can help our family discover why a Great Uncle of ours is buried at Kempston. He was serving with the Royal Engineers in 1916. Name -Thomas Jenkins, Svce No.182786 .plot M 20. Was there a hospital…

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