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Ampthill, Bedfordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Ampthill and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Butchers Shop

Browsing Ampthill, for the first time, I came across the above photo.  On the left just above the logo is a shop blind that used to protect the meat in the window display from sunshine (when it appeared).  That blind was the bain of my life in 1952/3/4 when I was a so called "butchers boy".  It never ran ...Read full memory

A memory of Ampthill by Paul Guyton

My Home

How lovely to see this picture of Bedford Street. I lived at the Prince of Wales until I married in 1959. My mom and dad had the pub for many years and dad also had the coaches. Lots of happy memories of the church school next to the Darknings Wood. Miss Grimmer and Mrs Sexton were my fav teachers, ohh.. and Mr Davies the ...Read full memory

A memory of Ampthill by Wendy George

Memories...

Prince of Wales Coaches. I think that was my dad's bus coming up Church Street and Vic the postman bless him, you could hear him coming up the street. What lovely memories I have of Ampthill. I lived at Prince of Wales till my marriage in 1959.

A memory of Ampthill by Wendy George