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Langford History Society
 

MEETINGS ARE HELD IN THE CHURCH HALL, CHURCH STREET, LANGFORD, FROM 8 PM  ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH EXCEPT FOR JANUARY AND AUGUST WHEN THERE ARE NO MEETINGS AND JUNE AND JULY WHEN THERE COULD BE DIFFERENT TIMINGS AND/OR LOCATIONS FOR VISITS.

2016 Programme

 

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

NO MEETING

 

 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Annual General Meeting

 

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Village Memories
Evening:

More of Ralph Turner’s slides of old Langford and using his notes.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Chicksands Priory
DAMIEN O’DELL

From medieval monastery to top secret military base: 1,000 years of Chicksands’ history and secrets are revealed.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

The Post-War Noel Park Children
TED MARTIN

Ted continues the life stories of his school friends covering the social history of the past 70 years.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Visit to Franklins Cider at Dunton

Meet at 7.30 in church hall car park. Own transport.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

All day Visit Elton Hall, near Peterborough

Meet 10 am in church hall car park. Own transport. £9 per person in advance. Tour the house mid- to late morning and then all afternoon to visit the gardens at leisure. Lunch bookable at the Walled Gardens. Visit open to partners, friends and other societies but must be booked in advance through us.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

NO MEETING

 

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Great Estates
PAMELA BIRCH

Downton Abbey has shown us how it ought to have been but Pamela Birch from Bedfordshire Archives will tell us how it really was.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The Battle of Waterloo
PAUL CHAMBERLAIN

Paul tells of this decisive battle which secured the peace in Europe for nearly a century.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The Story of Willington, from the Saxons to the Tudors
DOROTHY JAMIESON

The story of this Bedfordshire village from Alfred the Great to Henry VIII.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Social Evening

 

 

 

 


2017 Programme

LANGFORD & DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY

PROGRAMME 2017
TALKS AND VISITS

All meetings held in Langford Church Hall at 8pm on the first Wednesday in the month as shown below.
Visitors £3, Members £2, includes free tea or coffee. Raffle at each meeting.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

NO MEETING

 

 

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Annual General Meeting

 

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The Last Naval Hero
Roy Smart

A talk on Sir David Beatty hero of the Battle of Jutland and the speaker has a local twist for us.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Village Memories
Evening

Probably the last of Ralph Turner’s slides of old Langford and using his notes.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Bedford’s Hidden History
David Fowler

A look at some generally unknown facets of Bedford’s history

Wednesday, 7 June 2016

Visit to the Shuttleworth Mansion

Meet at 1.30pm at the Church Hall car park for lifts or at Shuttleworth for 2 pm. Cost approx. £6 per person including guided tour of house. Refreshments available after the tour at reasonable cost – information available nearer the time.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Visit to Roman Baths at Welwyn

Meet at 7 pm at Church Hall car park. Fee £3.50 per person. Tour starts at 7.30– more information available nearer the time.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

NO MEETING

 

Wednesday, 7 September 2017

Noel Park Children & the Swinging Sixties
Ted Martin

Ted continues the stories of his school friends into the sixties.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Warden Abbey
Margaret Roberts

The history of Warden Abbey

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

History of the Pathfinder Force 1942–1945
Sqn Ldr Kevin Dalley RAF (Rtd)

Describing the RAF in 1939, and the limited effectiveness of Bomber Command the speaker explains why we were not winning the war and the events which led to the formation of the Pathfinder Force at RAF Wyton in August 1942.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Social Evening

Probably with a film or slides.

 

GUEST VISITORS ARE WELCOME AT ALL MEETINGS ON PAYMENT OF A DONATION OF £3.00


COFFEE AND BISCUITS ARE AVAILABLE AND A RAFFLE IS HELD AT EACH MEETING

New members will be very welcome. Our Annual membership fee is £5 per person and there is a charge of £2 per meeting. Download our application form and send it by post, email Ted Martin, our secretary, or just come along and join us.

Last updated 1st November 2016