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.

11th September 2019

The Domesday Book in Bedfordshire - Brian Kerr

Following his previous talk on Bedfordshire, with some colourful characters of 1086 - "From Erik the Bald to Nigel de Albini". Brian's latest book, "A Certain Degree of Magnificence: People in the Bedfordshire Landscape", highlights the impact individuals have on the countryside, whether they worked the land to make a living, changed the landscape for practical reasons or 'improved' its design.

9th October 2019

Great Brickhill - the church & the Duncombe Family - Mrs Christine Agamber

Mrs Agambar will illustrate her talk with interesting artefacts. Like Brill at the western edge of Buckinghamshire, the name Brickhill is a combination of Anglo-Saxon & pre-Roman words meaning 'hill'. Both villages are strategically situated on elevated sites.

13th November 2019

Evolutionary Genetics - the origins of human behaviour - Professor Mark Thomas

11th December 2019

Tudor Chrismas Traditions - Martin Sirot-Smith

Tudor traditions & feasting of the festive season and how they have influenced the modern Christmas

12th February 2020

Leighton Buzzard in 50 Buildings - Paul Rabbitts

Paul is an author, parks historian and speaker, whose many exploits include appearances on ' Have I got News for You' and a BBC4 documentary with Dan Cruickshank. Incredibly he has a full-time job as Head of Parks Open Spaces & Projects at Watford Borough Council

11th March 2020

History of Wing Airfield - a talk by Wing Heritage Group

8th April 2020

AGM, followed by Wing Churchwarden's book - a talk by Paul Brown

The book was transcribed by Maureen Brown and covers the major changes in parish life during the Tudor period.

11th November 2020

The Curious Disappearance of Major Glenn Miller - An Illustrated Talk by Tony Eaton