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 December 2018

Charles Dawson - Piltdown & his other hoaxes - Andy McGrandle

Following his absorbing talk on Lidar, Andy now tells the story of a man so desperate for academic recognition that he routinely faked his archaeological finds. Piltdown Man was his most famous hoax but recent work has brought to light 38 other fakes.

9th January 2019

Crime in 19th Century Leighton Buzzard - Kathryn Faulkner, archivist, Bedford Record Office

Kathryn is responsible for the LBO weekly series on WWI.

13th February 2019

Bletchley Park - Nick Hill

Nick's talk includes the breaking of the Enigma Code and the much more advanced Lorenz encryption machine.

13th March 2019


10th April 2019

AGM - followed by WWI Love Letters - talk by Paul Brown

The Society's new book on The Toddington Landlady and her wartime love affair.

8th May 2019

Pitstone Museum - Dennis Trebble, museum secretary

The museum collection began with farming technology on the Chiltern Hills and now features village life covering over a twenty five mile radius - including Leighton Buzzard and Linslade. We hope to arrange an LBDAHS visit in June.