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Community Archives

Welcome to our Community Archives section which is intended to give a brief overview of the history of each Bedfordshire settlement.

We hope, eventually, to have a page for each town, village or hamlet in the county and we will be regularly adding pages. Although aimed at residents and budding local historians, we hope that the pages will also be of interest to all Lower Schools including as they do, typically, parts of the 25 inches to the mile Ordnance Survey maps between the 1880s and 1920s, a section from the parish inclosure map or tithe apportionment map, and photographs. We will also include historical details of public houses and beerhouses, places of worship, schools and buildings and people of interest unique to the particular place.

Please be aware that the pages are not designed to be the last word on any particular subject. They are a taster, designed to give basic information and to whet the appetite of the reader to come and visit us and find out more!

Aley Green Pages

Aspley Guise Pages

Aspley Heath Pages

Battlesden Pages

Beadlow Pages

Bedford Pages

Beeston Pages

Biddenham Pages

Billington Pages

Bletsoe Pages

Blunham Pages

Bolnhurst Pages

Brickhill Pages

Brogborough Pages

Bromham Pages

Brook End, Northill Pages

Broom Pages

Budna Pages

Caddington Pages

Cainhoe Pages

Campton Pages

Cardington Pages

Chalgrave Pages

Chalton Pages

Chalton (Mogerhanger) and South Mills Pages

Chaul End Pages

Chawston Pages

Chicksands Pages

Clapham Pages

Clifton Pages

Clophill Pages

Clipstone Pages

Colesden Pages

Colmworth Pages

Cople Pages

Cotton End Pages

Eastcotts Pages

Eaton Bray Pages

Eggington Pages

Elstow Pages

Eversholt Pages

Everton Pages

Fancott Pages

Flitton Pages

Flitwick Pages

Girtford Pages

Goldington Pages

Great Barford Pages

Greenfield Pages

Harrold Pages

Harrowden Pages 

Hatch Pages

Heath and Reach Pages

Higham Gobion Pages

Hockliffe Pages

Houghton Conquest Pages

Hulcote Pages

Humbershoe Pages

Husborne Crawley Pages

Ickwell Pages

Ion Pages

Ireland and Rowney Pages

Kempston Pages

Kempston Hardwick Pages

Kempston Rural Pages

Kensworth Pages

Keysoe Pages

Knotting Pages

Leighton Buzzard Pages

Linslade Pages

Little Barford Pages

Little Staughton Pages

Lower Caldecote Pages

Lower Dean Pages

Lower Gravenhurst Pages

Luton Pages

Maulden Pages

Melchbourne Pages

Meppershall Pages

Milton Bryan Pages

Milton Ernest Pages

Mogerhanger Pages

Northill Pages

Oakley Pages

Odell Pages

Old Warden Pages

Pavenham Pages

Pegsdon Pages

Pepperstock Pages

Potsgrove Pages

Potton Pages

Pulloxhill Pages

Ridgmont Pages

Riseley Pages

Roxton Pages

Salford Pages

Sandy Pages

Seddington Pages

Sheep Lane Pages

Shefford Pages

Shelton Pages

Shillington Pages

Shortstown Pages

Silsoe Pages

Slip End Pages

Souldrop Pages

Southill Pages

Stagsden Pages

Stanbridge Pages

Stanford Pages

Steppingley Pages

Stevington Pages

Stewartby Pages

Stratford Pages

Steppingley Pages

Studham Pages

Swineshead Pages

Tebworth Pages

Tempsford Pages

Thorncote Pages

Thurleigh Pages

Tilsworth Pages

Tingrith Pages

Toddington Pages

Totternhoe Pages

Upper Caldecote Pages

Upper Dean Pages

Upper Gravenhurst Pages

Wardhedges Pages

Westoning Pages

Whipsnade Pages

Willington Pages

Wilshamstead Pages

Wingfield Pages

Woburn Pages

Woodside Pages

Wootton Pages

Wootton Green Pages

Wyboston Pages

Yelden Pages

Bedfordshire Libraries also have details about places in Bedfordshire on their Local Information pages