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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Leighton- Linslade May Day Fayre
LBDAHS stall in Parson's Close Recreation Ground
Woburn - John Clark
The talk is about the Village of Woburn, rather than The Abbey and the Earl & Dukes, although they will be mentioned. The following details give some indication of Woburn's eventful past. Early written evidence is in a charter of King Edgar in 982 and an entry in the Domesday Book. Cistercian Monks from Fountains Abbey were granted land to build an Abbey in 1145. Queen Eleanor's funeral cortege rested overnight at Woburn in 1290. A major fire in 1724 meant that the village was rebuilt in the Georgian style. Woburn was heavily involved in the coaching trade & used to have 27 inns and public houses. The talk will conclude with the important contribution made in WWI & WWII.
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
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.
The Gunpowder Plot - Colin Oakes
Highly recommended speaker and Blue Badge Guide