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New Accessions 2009


Here are just a few examples of the records deposited and catalogued in 2009.

All the catalogues are available online and you can view the documents in our public searchroom or order copies by post or e-mail.

Thousands of document descriptions on our NEW online public access catalogue!

Clubs, Societies & Organisations

Bedford School Old Boys Association ‘Old Bedfordian’ year book & register 1926-1945; Bedfordshire Constabulary police registers 1840s – 1940s; Bedfordshire County Cricket Club 1879 – 1966; Bedfordshire Federation of Women’s Institutes annual reports & handbooks 1920-2008; Bedfordshire Local History Association minutes etc 1989-2008; Luton Arts Council minutes & papers 1951-1966; Old Farm Inn, Totternhoe Slate Club accounts 1930—1940


Deeds of The Rose, High Street Bedford 1546-1761; 34 Cauldwell Street 1874-1952; The Golden Eagle, Castle Lane, 1778-1888; Account Book of Eaton Bray Common 1844-1864; Manor Court Books of Potton 1866-1934; Plans for widening Bedford Town Bridge 1935-1936


Stonehenge Bricks letterhead

Company magazines and photographs from Laporte Limited, Luton 1927-1998; a sales account book from Wright & Company, wine Merchants of Sandy 1895-1898; business records of Stonehenge Bricks Limited, Leighton Buzzard 1935-1975; Griffin Brothers Electrical Limited of Leighton Buzzard & Stanbridge 1927-2009.

Family & Personal Papers

James Popes Rent Book

School and work records of Derek J Oliver of Luton 1929-2007; army service papers of Leonard Joseph Batchelor 1921-1928; deeds and family papers of the Pope family of Biggleswade 1738-1930; extensive correspondence of the Sanders & Wiggins families of Harrold 1850-1950; papers & photographs of John Hare, Bishop of Bedford 1890s-1980s; Valentine family papers 1912-1958; papers of the Hammond family of Bedford 1916-1970.

Schools & Colleges

Records such as Log Books, admission registers, school magazines, photographs etc for Ashton St Peters VA Lower School, Dunstable; Biggleswade Board School; Daubeny Middle School, Kempston; Kingsbury School, Dunstable; Luton Sixth Form College; Old Warden School; Priory Middle School, Dunstable; Robert Bloomfield Middle School, Shefford; Roecroft Lower School, Stotfold, Shefford Lower School; Shillington Lower School.