Programme of LBDAHS Events

We organise a regular programme of fascinating events for our members, local residents and anyone interested in finding out more about the history and archaeology of Leighton Buzzard and district.

6th May 2024

Leighton Linslade May Fayre

  • Location: Parsons Close, LEIGHTON BUZZARD LU7 1SD
  • Time: 10:00:00
  • Entry Fee: nil

Leighton Buzzard & District Archaeological & Historical Society will have a stall & gazebo on Parsons Close, displaying books & photographs.  We are happy to deal with any questions on local history.

8th May 2024

Alice Chaucer, the builder of Leighton's Market Cross - talk by Paul Brown

  • Location: Linslade Community Hall (St Barnabas) Waterloo Road, LU7 2NR
  • Time: 20:00:00
  • Entry Fee: Free / £3.00

Alice Chaucer, granddaughter of the poet Geoffrey, owned Leighton Buzzard for sixty years during the turbulent years of the Wars of the Roses and was one of the town's great benefactors, building the Market Cross among other things.  She was married at the age of 10, widowed at 11 and became one of the richest and most powerful women in England.



22nd June 2024

Beds Local History Association AGM & Conference - hosted by our Society. A day of talks on local history at Linslade Middle School

  • Location: Linslade Middle School, Mentmore Road. LEIGHTON BUZZARD LU7 2SU
  • Time: 10:00:00
  • Entry Fee: £25.00 with lunch, £20.00 without

Coffee & AGM meeting at 9:30 am - the first speaker at 10:00.  A long lunch break will give people a chance to visit stalls & exhibitions.  Topics include Leighton Buzzard Mill, Alice Chaucer, benefactor of the Market Cross, Archaeology and the search for Linslade's Holy Well and "Q Central", Leighton's Centre of Communications in WWII.  Entry fee of £25 per head includes an excellent lunch.

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