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 November 2019

Cheddar Man - was he one of us? - Mark Thomas, Professor of Evolutionary Genetics, U.C.L.

The human male fossil found in Gough's Cave, Cheddar Gorge is dated circa 9100 BP and is Britain's oldest known complete skeleton. His DNA shows he has existing descendants in the modern population but differs noticeably from them in appearance and was lactose intolerant - unable to digest milk. How did we get to the point where milk and dairy products form a staple part of our diet?

11th December 2019

Tudor Chrismas Traditions - Martin Sirot-Smith

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

8th January 2020

Old Films of Leighton Buzzard - can you spot where they are?

The town centre as it was and some local villages. Pictures of buildings long demolished.

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 Churchwardens' 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