In 571, cuthwulf inflicted a severe defeat on the britons at bedford and took four towns. Bedfordshire historical record society the record society has a blog. History of northill in mid bedfordshire map and description. Books a selection of books relating to the village and immediate vicinity, books on bedfordshire and family history including. Then changed the name to the university of bedfordshire in 2006 by the approval of the privy council by merging the university of. Sandy historical research group currently has around 60 members, who each pay an annual subscription of. Sandy historical research group preserving our roots. For details, see the top of local and family history az page. Hib newsletters bedfordshire local history association. I went to st swithuns school in st neots road, then sandy county primary school and sandye place sec mod school. The university of bedfordshire is a public university situated in bedfordshire and buckinghamshire, england. At the 2001 census it had a population of 4,928, and was estimated to have grown to 5,770 by 2007.
Bedfordshire federation of womens institutes abebooks. There may have been an existing settlement when they conquered this part of england in the late 9th century. Bedfordshire is an english shire county which lies between approximately 25 miles and 55. The bedfordshire village book villages of britain by bedfordshire federation of womens institutes and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Thurleigh, bedfordshire genealogy heraldry and history. During the heptarchy what is now the shire formed part of mercia. History of bedfordshire map and description for the county. A brief history of nature appreciation in america plus an insiders view of look about lodge. Local history bedfordshire genealogy, family and house history research. Thurleigh was transferred to the united states army air forces eighth air force on 9 december 1942 and designated station 111, and used for heavy bomber operations against nazi germany. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Develop as a highly qualified, effective and confident teacher of history, studying with a specialist to gain the knowledge and skills to use a variety of different. Bedfordshires greatest son, john bunyan, the visionary preacher and author, lived from 1628 to 1688.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Yates the great fire of potton, compiled by peter ibbett potton manor, an enigma, research report by t. Bedfordshire local history association list of member societies. The bedfordshire and luton archives and records service hold the registers for sandy. Bedfordshire, england genealogy search surname, census. The population at the 2011 census had risen to 5,881. It was a fairly quiet village when we first came in spite of the adjacent a1. The bedford borough council and central bedfordshire council virtual library. Shefford is a town and civil parish located in the central bedfordshire district of bedfordshire, england. You can use this space to show your contact details, your address, etc. The village stands near the river ivel, 3 miles s w of sandy r.
For parliamentary purposes it is divided into 2 divisions, viz. Thurleigh is a village and civil parish in north bedfordshire, england. Northill, a village, a township, and a parish in biggleswade district, beds. This entry was posted in and tagged bedfordshire, history, maulden on december 9, 2014 by rosemarie coyle. Royal air force thurleigh or more simply raf thurleigh is a former royal air force station located 5 miles 8. Volume ii of the victoria county history for bedfordshire was published in 1908 and at that time the parish comprised 3,241 acres of which 1,382. Baptisms 15621985, marriages 15621966, burials 15621985, banns 17541811, 18231945. Special collections of works by john bunyan and mark rutherford. Our group is for people, wherever they may now live, who have an interest in the history of sandy. Early reference to bedfordshire s political history is scanty. Excavations have shown evidence the locality was occupied in the ironage, roman and saxon periods. Bedfordshire heritage library local and family history. The society was formed in 1977 to encourage the study of family history, genealogy and heraldry, primarily within the county of bedfordshire.
Baptisms 15381917, marriages 15382002, burials 15381933, banns 18731958. Originally published by victoria county history, london, 1912. Sandy, bedfordshire genealogy heraldry and history. Online shopping for scotland history books in the books store. A members pack with useful information to get you started and to explain how we can help. The best of historical fiction in our libraries and on ebook. Early journals and magazines, including the wasp, the journal of the bedfordshire and hertfordshire regiment, 1922 1964. Old maps, including the first edition ordnance survey mapping for the county. This free content was digitised by double rekeying.
Central bedfordshire council libraries home facebook. The history of putteridge bury can be traced back to edward the confessors time and has links to the domesday book. Through purchases of land in the city of london he was able to found a charity, the harpur trust, which today governs 5 public schools in bedford. Early reference to bedfordshires political history is scanty. Featured best selling alphabetically, az alphabetically, za price, low to high price, high to low date, new to old date, old to new. Bedfordshire wills books transcribed by patricia l bell, ba, fsa and published by bfhs. The bedfordshire and luton archives and records service hold the registers for thurleigh. I was evacuated to bedford in 1939 aged 7 and stayed first of all with a mrs drake,the wife of a captain drake who was in command of a ship called the warspite. Media in category history of bedfordshire the following 2 files are in this category, out of 2 total.
Bedfordshire is a small, lowlying, and predominantly agricultural county, drained largely by the river ouse, which meanders across it from west to east, and its tributaries, the ivel, ouzel, flit, and hiz. Stevington the natural history of a bedfordshire parish. He, and a great number of people and places, come to life in this book which covers the period 10661888. Guide to thurleigh, bedfordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Mar 07, 2018 stevington historical trust registered charity number. If you want a wide range of books, digital resources, computers and free wifi. Being a history of the crawleys of nether crawley, stockwood, thurleigh and yelden in the county of bedford by austin, william isbn. The publications of the bedfordshire historical record society. Bedfordshire heritage august 1961 bedfordshire county council on. Baptisms 16631969, marriages 16671999, burials 16671994, banns 17541995. These books contain abstracts from the probate books of wills proved in bedfordshire and, in the second book, other cases brought before the court.
The university has roots from 1882, however, it gained university status in 1992 as university of luton. The history of a bedfordshire paperback november 12, 2009 by william austin author see all 8 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Arthur hills was born in langford, bedfordshire on 1 june 1869 and was baptised on 24 february 1870. Thurleigh, bedfordshire genealogy genealogy familysearch. The southern boundary runs along the chalk ridge of the chilterns. Members receive shrub magazine free of charge, and have free entry to most of our talks and events. Amanda used langfords books in her research which reinforces the importance of local research and publication, not only for ourselves but for descendants researching family history. I lived in sandy between about 1963 and 1979 and have seen changes even in that short time.
Image right statue of sir william harpur, c1496 1574 at bedford tourist infornation centre, a merchant from bedford who became lord mayor of london. A brief history of bedford, england local histories. Book bedford village views bedford historical society. Many family historians join both their local society and one or more societies in the areas where their ancestors lived. Libraries find or join a library central bedfordshire council. A journal issued four times a year with interesting articles to help you with your research, provide information on bedfordshire and keep you up to date with family history. Transcripts in either book or microfiche form for registers prior to 18 can be purchased from the blars see website for details. Bedfordshire wills 15311539 published 2005, yellow cover. History of bedfordshire news newspapers books scholar jstor november 2007 learn how and when to remove this template message. We are a local charity that helps people research family history in bedfordshire. In may 2020 the bnhs published a new book entitled bedfordshire our changing habitats and wildlife. The evidence of local poll books vol 2 1716 1735 by james collettwhite. The bedfordshire and luton archives and records service hold the registers for biddenham. Amberley publishing provides a fresh approach to regional and general history.272 768 1356 777 188 1124 1276 121 1511 1314 1430 1113 1087 457 849 723 30 520 178 749 106 1013 335 1023 1370 893 1055 1023 357 1206 442 605 1049 800 300 272 380 943 1180 494 783 594 1351