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.

13th September 2017

Film Show

The Society has received a donation of small films featuring local scenes and people. The first few items have been put together, digitised and examined to ascertain where they were taken. They appear to date from the 1930s and so far we have recognised Wing Church, Ascot, Leighton Buzzard High Street and Dunstable Downs. No doubt you will have your own ideas

30th September 2017

Mentmore Parish History Exhibition

Mentmore Parish are holding an exhibition on Sat 30th Sept and Sun1st Oct 2017, in the Village Hall, from 10am to 17.00 pm It is a photographic exhibition of people and places in the parish of Mentmore, Ledburn and Crafton, with stories and interesting facts about the people of the village. Some of the earliest history will be shown in maps and illustrations, and there will be photographs oral history interviews and slide shows for more recent history. Free entry, and teas and home-made cakes on sale. If you have any stories to add, either take them to the exhibition or visit Mentmore's Facebook page

11th October 2017

Leighton & Linslade in World War I - the Society's new book - Illustrated Talk

Following the huge success of "Q Central", the Society's book about World War II, we now look back to 1914-18 and describe how the market town of Leighton Buzzard made a significant contribution to the war effort in the earlier conflict. The personal stories of many individuals are included.

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

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

Turnpike Roads in Bucks - Peter Gulland

A book on this is about to be published