New Bedford and Luton Archives Pages
Vicarage & Adult Pleasure garden, Luton c.1900
The Community Archives section of our website continues to expand. It is our intention to use our sources to put together a local history resource for every community in the county - a task which has already taken three years and which, it is envisaged, will take another fourteen to complete! For each community we write pages on: the name; geography; population, prehistory and history before the Conquest; the manors; the church; the chapels; education; interesting buildings and inns, beerhouses, hotels and public houses. We also have maps, accounts of murders and anything else which might be of interest!
The Black Diamond pub c,1900
So far this year we have added 75 pages for Bedford and a similar number for Luton and by 1st April 2010 we hope to have added sections for Billington, Bletsoe, Blunham, Chalton (in Mogerhanger), Clifton, Colmworth, Mogerhanger, Stevington, Studham, Totternhoe and Westoning . We already have a full range of pages for: Aspley Guise; Aspley Heath; Battlesden; Broom; Cople; Harrold; Heath and Reach; Ireland and Rowney; Leighton Buzzard; Linslade; Odell; Old Warden; Shefford; Southill; Stagsden; Stanbridge; Stanford; Swineshead and Tilsworth. We have partially completed pages for: Aley Green; Bromham; Brook End; Budna; Caddington; Cardington; Chaul End; Chawston; Clophill; Colesden; Elstow; Hatch; Hulcote; Husborne Crawley; Ickwell; Kempston; Kempston Hardwick; Kempston Rural; Lower Caldecote; Milton Bryan; Northill; Pepperstock; Potsgrove; Potton; Ridgmont; Roxton; Salford; Slip End; Stewartby; Thorncote Green; Upper Caldecote; Willington; Woburn; Woodside; Wootton and Wyboston.