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.

13th February 2019

"Bletchley Park Museums" - an illustrated talk by Nick Hill

'Museums' in the plural, is not a misprint as there are now two museums on the site - the Bletchley Park Trust Museum and the National Museum of Computing. Nick Hill is an experienced guide at both museums and will show what can be seen when you visit them. He will include background information of how the site and its 10,000 staff came to play a crucial role in World War II and will identify little-known code-breakers who deserve recognition alongside the famous Alan Turing.

13th March 2019

St Mary's Church at Old Linslade in the light of recent research - Dr Richard Gem

Dr. Gem is an authority on Anglo-Saxon churches. Study of rare painted patterns found in the church at Old Linslade has led experts to believe the building is older than previous records suggest and put St Mary's on the map as a place of national significance in early medieval church decoration. This talk is about the fascinating newly discovered history of Leighton Linslade's oldest building.

10th April 2019

AGM - followed by "Bigamy, Bankruptcy, War & Divorce"

The Tangled Life of a Toddington Landlady. The story of her 3 marriages and the 100 love letters she wrote to her man at the Front in WWI - who was not her husband. The talk by Paul Brown is a preview of the Society's new book.

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 a visit by Society members in June.

11th September 2019

The Domesday Book in Bedfordshire - Brian Kerr

"From Erik the Bald to Nigel de Albini".