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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. The pages also include a Roll of Honour for the Bedfordshire Regiment during the First World War. 

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

Ampthill Pages

Arlesey Pages

Aspley Guise Pages

Aspley Heath Pages

Astwick Pages

Barton-le-Clay Pages

Battlesden Pages

Beadlow Pages

Bedford Pages

Beeston Pages

Biddenham Pages

Biggleswade 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

Carlton Pages

Chalgrave Pages

Chalton Pages

Chalton (Mogerhanger) and South Mills Pages

Chaul End Pages

Chawston Pages

Chellington Pages

Chicksands Pages

Clapham Pages

Clifton Pages

Clophill Pages

Clipstone Pages

Cockayne Hatley Pages

Colesden Pages

Colmworth Pages

Cople Pages

Cotton End Pages

Cranfield Pages

Dunstable Pages

Dunton Pages

Eastcotts Pages

Eaton Bray Pages

Eaton Socon Pages

Edworth Pages

Eggington Pages

Elstow Pages

Eversholt Pages

Everton Pages

Eyeworth Pages

Fancott Pages

Felmersham Pages

Flitton Pages

Flitwick Pages

Girtford Pages

Goldington Pages

Great Barford Pages

Greenfield Pages

Harlington Pages

Harrold Pages

Harrowden Pages 

Hatch Pages

Haynes Pages

Heath and Reach Pages

Henlow Pages

Higham Gobion Pages

Hockliffe Pages

Houghton Conquest Pages

Houghton Regis Pages

Hulcote Pages

Humbershoe Pages

Husborne Crawley Pages

Hyde Pages 

Ickwell Pages

Ion Pages

Ireland and Rowney Pages

Kempston Pages

Kempston Hardwick Pages

Kempston Rural Pages

Kensworth Pages

Keysoe Pages

Knotting Pages

Langford Pages

Leighton Buzzard Pages

Lidlington Pages

Linslade Pages

Little Barford Pages

Little Staughton Pages

Lower Caldecote Pages

Lower Dean Pages

Lower Gravenhurst Pages

Luton Pages

Marston Moretaine Pages

Maulden Pages

Melchbourne Pages

Meppershall Pages

Millbrook Pages

Milton Bryan Pages

Milton Ernest Pages

Mogerhanger Pages

Northill Pages

Oakley Pages

Odell Pages

Old Warden Pages

Pavenham Pages

Pegsdon Pages

Pepperstock Pages

Pertenhall Pages

Podington Pages

Potsgrove Pages

Potton Pages

Pulloxhill Pages

Ravensden Pages

Renhold Pages

Ridgmont Pages

Riseley Pages

Roxton Pages

Salford Pages

Sandy Pages

Seddington Pages

Sharnbrook Pages

Sheep Lane Pages

Shefford Pages

Shelton Pages

Shelton (Marston Moretaine) Pages

Shillington Pages

Shortstown Pages

Silsoe Pages

Slip End Pages

Souldrop Pages

Southill Pages

Stagsden Pages

Stanbridge Pages

Stanford Pages

Staploe Pages

Steppingley Pages

Stevington Pages

Stewartby Pages

Stondon Pages (Upper and Lower)

Stotfold Pages

Stratford Pages

Streatley Pages

Studham Pages

Sundon Pages

Sutton Pages

Swineshead Pages

Tebworth Pages

Tempsford Pages

Thorncote Pages

Thurleigh Pages

Tilsworth Pages

Tingrith Pages

Toddington Pages

Totternhoe Pages

Turvey Pages

Upper Caldecote Pages

Upper Dean Pages

Upper Gravenhurst Pages

Wardhedges Pages

Westoning Pages

Whipsnade Pages

Wilden Pages

Willington Pages

Wilshamstead Pages

Wingfield Pages

Woburn Pages

Woodside Pages

Wootton Pages

Wootton Green Pages

Wrestlingworth Pages

Wyboston Pages

Wymington Pages

Yelden Pages

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