Arlesey, Bedfordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

My 1st Job

In the mid 50s my grandparents moved from Bedwas S Wales on retiring from the local colliery. He chose Arlesey and moved in next door to his sister, Olwen, on Station Rd no 21. I also had another great aunt, Beatrice, she lived over the line and down the lane and had about 200 chickens and some pigs. I loved the smell of the hot ...Read full memory

A memory of Arlesey by Rhys Jenkins

Early Days

I remember Arlesey with great affection where I lived in Hospital Road from 1941 to 1950. I attended the village school next to the Three Tuns pub, leaving at 14 to become a trainee lab. assistant in the path. lab. of the local Fairfield Hospital and gained the nick name, "professor" from my old school mates. Entertainment was the ...Read full memory

A memory of Arlesey by Bill Witney

Fairfield Hospital

I was a patient in Fairfield Hospital in 1969 and I made many friends in there with other patients and also with workers who lived in Arlesey. They all helped in my recovery and I am 75 now and have never looked back. Thanks Arlesy.

A memory of Arlesey