Langford History Soc Crest
Langford History Society

Langford & District History Society founded in 1983, is a small, friendly society in this Bedfordshire village.

We arrange a full programme of talks which take place in St Andrew’s Church Hall in Langford and, in June and July, organise evening visits to local places of interest.

We have published books on the history of Langford showing all aspects of village life and the personalities involved.  Some of these are still available and are rich in photographs up to a hundred years old.

Visitors are welcome to our meetings and activities.  We invite you to look at our programme and join us to find out more about the history of this area.


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29th August 2021

We’re Back!

Meetings resume at 8pm in Langford Church Hall using Government guidelines.

Wear a mask if you can and bring warm clothing as the hall will be well ventilated.
Tea and coffee will be provided but bring your own mug as the Church Hall crockery cannot be used.

This is our programme for the rest of the year:

Wednesday, 1 September: Ted Martin on The History of RAF Henlow.

Wednesday, 6 October: Liz Davies, curator of the St Neots Museum, on the Kimbolton Coin Hoard (68 Iron Age coins found in a field in 2010).

Wednesday, 3 November: (cases from his career).

Wednesday: 1 December: possibly a Christmas event. We have yet to decide what form this will take, if any. Much will depend on the support received for the previous three meetings.

Updated Program

21st June 2021NEW BOOK

By Michael Rutt

In 1976 Michael Rutt published his pioneering history of Langford as The People at the Long Ford. As the years went by, some of the text was overtaken by changes in the village and copies of the original book were increasingly hard to find. The Langford & District History Society has republished Michael’s story, now called At the Long Ford, brought up to date with four additional chapters, taking the book into the 21st century. We have added eight new appendices and a comprehensive Subject Index and an Index of Persons.

This book is the only one to contain the complete history of the village from Saxon times to the present day and is a must for anyone wishing to know about Langford’s past.

172 pages, paperback. If collected in Langford £5; one copy posted, £8. Pay pal account is or it can be bought from eBay.


saxon settlement by the long ford