Programme of Events at LBDAHS

This is the current programme of events for LBDAHS. If you have any events that you would like us to add to the programme, please contact us at All talks are at Linslade Community Hall (St Barnabas), Waterloo Rd, LU7 2NR, starting at 8 pm unless otherwise advised. Everyone welcome. Visitors £3. Members Free.

8th November 2017

The Gunpowder Plot - Colin Oakes

Highly recommended speaker and Blue Badge Guide

13th December 2017

Christmas Meeting - Slide Show

Old pictures you might not have seen before.

10th January 2018

Dunstable Priory, the next instalment - Hugh Garrod

A welcome return of last year's speaker to tell us what happened after the divorce of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

14th February 2018

The Three Locks Dig - Doug Stuckey

Industrial Archeology on the Grand Union Canal

14th March 2018

LIDAR - laser-scanning to map the landscape from above - Andy McGrandle

LIDAR can be used to spot previously unrecorded earthworks and reveal more information on well-known sites eg Stonehenge.

11th April 2018

Churches in Bedfordshire - David Longman - followed by AGM

Starting out purely as a retirement project to photograph all of Bedfordshire’s parish churches, David Longman quickly discovered the rich social history commemorated within their walls. Concentrating on just some of the churches of the county he will be providing an illustrated look at the stories behind burned bibles, scorched flags, dead admirals, the Grand National and much more.

9th May 2018

Buckinghamshire's Turnpike Roads 1706-1881 - Peter Gulland

Peter's book on the subject is to be published this year. His talk deals with the construction of the county's network of turnpikes and its lasting legacy.