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.

29th September 2018

One-Day conference in Aylesbury - uncovering the buried past beneath the HS2 rail line

At The Oculus, Aylesbury Vale District Council, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury. Details & booking form from

6th October 2018

Leighton Buzzard Living History Day - the High Street, from 10 am to 4 pm

The Society will have a stall with WWI books and a display of photographs.

10th October 2018

Auctions and Antiques - by Evan Willison

Manager of Charles Ross Auctioneers, Woburn. Evan talks about the ups & downs of the auctioneer's business and some of the surprises. An entertaining look at Bedfordshire's permanent antiques roadshow.

14th November 2018

Ancient Woodland History and Management in the Chilterns - John Morris

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.

10th April 2019

AGM - talk to be announced later.

8th May 2019

Pitstone Museum - Dennis Trebble, museum secretary

Among the objects on display in the museum are some from Leighton Buzzard. We hope to arrange a visit in June.