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Luton Photographic Memories

Luton Photographic Memories

The photo 'Toddington, the Green c1965' appears in this book.

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Caption for Toddington, The Green C1965: Elizabeth I was entertained here when the manor belonged to the Cheneys. The staunchly Royalist Wentworth family arrived in 1614; Lord Wentworth and his son fled to command the Royalist cavalry when war began. His grand-daughter, Henrietta, regained the title and estate after the republican interlude. Marrying the Duke of Monmouth, she sheltered him at Toddington when his scheme to take the throne from James II came unstuck. The well-kept green reminds us of great days when it was a market place for the plait trade. It now has a memorial garden in place of these railings.

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Memories of Toddington, the Green c1965

My brother Paul spent many happy days here but didn't realise it at the time. He was the best brother anyone could have, for the last 16yrs he has been disabled with MS always a smile never complaining. This is my tribute to him my lovely brave brother.

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