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Arlesey Bedfordshire

When my dad was demobbed after the war in 1946, we had to move back to London because of his job. We had all our funiture put on a lorry, and the local publican, a Ted Bland, delivered us to a requestioned place over a shop in ...Read more

A memory of Arlesey in 1940 by Michael Smith

Dunstable Downs Bedfordshire

At the end of petrol rationing during the late 40's and in the 50's we would regularly visit Dunstable Downs to watch the gliders, all piled into my uncles Morris 8. The gliders would be towed into position at the far end of the lower ...Read more

A memory of Salford by ducatee

Family Stories

My family lineage (Samuel) comes from Bedfordshire mainly around Old Warden and Biggleswade. My father always said at bedtime, "right, up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire!"

A memory of Old Warden by Carol Johnson

Sharpenhoe Clappers & Sundon Hills Bedfordshire

In the post was years as families rebuilt their lives again Sundays really were special leisure days and those who were able bought a small car and enjoyed their afternoon going for rides on quiet country ...Read more

A memory of Tralee by ducatee

Wrong Cambridgeshire

I believe that you will find that Tadlow is in SW Cambridgeshire, near the Bedfordshire border, not Hertfordshire.

A memory of Tadlow by Tony Fox

Whitethorn Morris Dance At The Dunstable Folk Festival

Whitethorn Morris danced here at various town centre sites and pubs along with St Albans Morris Men, Caddington Blues and Bedfordshire Lace. It was all in support of the Dunstable Folk Festival which was organised by Dunstable Town Council. A surprisingly enjoyable day was had by all!

A memory of Dunstable in 2001 by John Howard Norfolk

Sharpenhoe Clappers & Sundon Hills Bedfordshire

In the post war years, as families rebuilt their lives again, Sundays really were special leisure days and those who were able, bought a small car and enjoyed their afternoon going for rides on quiet country ...Read more

A memory of Tralee by ducatee

Tithe Farm

My memory of Tithe Farm is that on the 1891 census it is shown the abode of Ephraim Miles, my Great Grandfather. There were many people named Miles in Huntingdonshire/Bedfordshire, alot of them related to me albeit distantly. I have ...Read more

A memory of Houghton Regis by sandrw

Bearnes School

I was born in Newton Abbot 1952. My brother John and I went to Bearnes School until John left to go to a new school above our home in Penn Inn Close. We left Newton Abbot when I was about 6 years old and moved to Bedfordshire. I ...Read more

A memory of Newton Abbot in 1956 by Jacqueline Wood

My Youth In Stopsley And Luton Bedfordshire

When I was a very young man and I lived in Luton in Bedforshire. I remember my who my Godparents were but only by their surename of Ingham. My fathers name was E dward Shotten Stuart and my mother's was ...Read more

A memory of Luton in 1960 by Brian Stuart

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Captions

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Caption For Ickleford, The Fields 1903

This view probably shows the fields and open ground at Lower Green, north of Ickleford and close to the Bedfordshire border.

Caption For Gamlingay, Mill Street C1965

Situated on the Cambridgeshire border with Bedfordshire, Gamlingay was once a thriving market town.

Caption For Edlesborough, The Ford And Mill C1965

South-east of the village, a lane crosses the county boundary with Bedfordshire along the upper reaches of the young River Ouzel.

Caption For Turvey, The Three Cranes Hotel C1950

Birds figure strongly in the coats of arms for many old Bedfordshire families, and it is likely that the cranes of the hotel's title refer to one of these.

Caption For Kempston, The War Memorial C1955

Commemorating those serving members of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment who gave their lives during the First and Second World Wars, and from 1945 to 1958, the Memorial consists of a small rotunda

Caption For Westoning, The Church C1960

Dedicated to St Mary Magdalene, Westoning's parish church closely follows other church architecture in Bedfordshire villages, being in the Early English style with battlements and buttresses and a tower

Caption For Turvey, The Three Cranes Hotel C1950

Birds figure strongly in the coats of arms for many landed Bedfordshire families, and it is likely that the cranes of the hotel's sign were borrowed from one of them.

Caption For Luton, The Higher Grade School 1897

Bedfordshire County Council took over education in 1902, and it was hoped that the Higher Grade school would serve Luton's growing needs.

Caption For Kempston, The Barracks C1955

The Regimental Depot of the 16th Foot, the Bedfordshire Regiment, Kempston Barracks was opened in 1876 and the first members of the Regiment arrived in May 1877.

Caption For Dunstable, Priory Church From Meadows 1897

The priory held several estates in central Bedfordshire.

Caption For Bozeat, Red Lion C1950

Close to the county boundary with Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire, the unusually-named village of Bozeat was at the heart of a thriving weaving industry 600 years ago; the Weavers' Guild donated a rich

Caption For Stopsley, The Memorial C1965

This was the headquarters of H C Janes Limited, the major developer and builder across the whole of Bedfordshire during the 1950s and 60s.

Caption For Potton, King Street C1955

Bedfordshire brick and pantiles on the roofs place this row of cottages fronting on to the street in the early 19th century.

Caption For Potton, Royal Oak C1955

If we remember that Bedfordshire was solidly on the side of the Parliamentarians during the English Civil War, it is surprising to find a number of references to King Charles's ability to hide himself

Caption For Dunstable, High Street C1955

The prominent clock tower is Dunstable's old Town Hall, superseded in 1974 when the Borough of Dunstable was incorporated into the South Bedfordshire District Council.

Caption For Totternhoe, Hill 1897

Totternhoe was the last Bedfordshire parish to be enclosed in 1891.

Caption For Luton, The Museum C1955

The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regimental museum is also housed within the building.

Caption For Ampthill, The Almshouses C1955

The Church Square at Ampthill, including the almshouses, is part of the second largest Conservation Area in Bedfordshire.

Caption For Great Barford, The Cross C1955

Whether the Golden Cross refers to the pub's position or to its proximity to All Saints Church is unrecorded, but in 1955 it was unusual to find a St Neots brewery supplying this far into Bedfordshire.

Caption For Maids Moreton, The Parish Church C1955

The parish church is a remarkable one, funded reputedly in the mid 15th century by two wealthy unmarried sisters from Toddington in Bedfordshire - the Peover sisters' generosity is commemorated in the

Caption For Sandy, Girtford Bridge 1925

The bridge is built in greensand stone, which in Bedfordshire is actually dark brown owing to a high iron content in the rock.

Caption For Blunham, The Hill And Square 1968

Firmly back in Bedfordshire and heading south, our route passes through Blunham, a most attractive village, where the poet John Donne was rector from 1622 until his death in 1632, although he was also

Caption For Linslade, The Grand Union Canal C1960

Local government boundary changes brought Leighton Buzzard and Linslade together into the town of Leighton- Linslade and placed them both in Bedfordshire.

Caption For Woburn, The Park C1960

In the mid-1960s the Bedfordshire branch of the Sporting Owner Drivers Club (SODC - known as The Sods) used a steep hill not too far from the location of this picture as the regular venue