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.

12th April 2017

Tom Lawson Show - followed by AGM

Local historian Tom's recorded voice describes photographs of old Leighton Buzzard High Street with the title Then & Now, "now" being the 1980s.

1st May 2017

Leighton- Linslade May Day Fayre

LBDAHS stall in Parson's Close Recreation Ground

10th May 2017

Woburn Village - Past & Present - John Clark

The emphasis of John's talk will be on the vernacular village buildings which include an early school and some nice old pubs. There will be a guided walk at a later date. Details to be advised.

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 looked at 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

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