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.

10th February 2018

Book Launch - "Leighton Buzzard's Tudor House" - the story of 17 to 21a Hockliffe Street

The launch will take place at number 17 Hockliffe Street, now the Tactic Centre, from 11 am to 2 pm. The book tells the story of the people who lived and worked in the building and its many uses. Colour photographs of the oak beams, winding staircase and tiny rooms on the first floor show how it was constructed.

14th February 2018

The Three Locks Dig - Doug Stuckey

Industrial Archeology on the Grand Union Canal. The pumping station at the Three Locks, Soulbury is a Grade II listed building, currently being renovated. It will eventually become a Visitor Centre. An investigation of the building's history was undertaken by Bucks Active Archaeological Group, some of whom are also members of our Society

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 recently published book deals with the construction of the county's network of turnpikes and its lasting legacy.