Biggleswade History Society

The Biggleswade History Society has the primary objective of promoting the advancement of public education through the study of local history in Biggleswade. The objective is achieved by:

  • Holding monthly meetings and outings
  • Distribution of a monthly newsletter
  • Holding and supporting exhibitions
  • Representation at County meetings
  • Publication of historical booklets
  • Supporting conservation and preservation
  • Local and family history research
  • Registering our interests in conservation, heritage and history through review of planning applications, to Central Bedfordshire Council

Our new website has been designed to make it easier to navigate and adapts for viewing on mobile and handheld devices. If you have any suggestions on how it can be improved further, just drop us an email and let us know.

Jennifer Topham – Chairman

Membership is open to all who are interested in furthering this objective.
Please contact our Chairman, Jennifer Topham, 01767 313407 for details and enquiries about the Society.

Download our Membership Form and current information leaflet.

We are pleased to announce the completion of the First World War Soldier Project. A team, led by Sandra Ransom has been working on an archive of all the service men and women from the Biggleswade area who took part in the 1914-1918 war. The team consisted of Jane Dale, Mary Dominey, the late Barbara Foxley, Geraldine Mason, Sandra Ransom, Judith Reed, Ann Rowlett, Jennifer Topham and David Wheeler. The archive consists of 772 records on individual service personnel.

For further information please go to Home>For Researchers>First World War Project> or click here.

A tribute to Ken Page, our late Life President, has been written by Jane Dale. Follow Home>For Researchers>People>Ken Page or click here.

Upcoming Events

  • On 6 August there will be a members only walk with Bedford Town Guides – “The Story of Bedford Castle”.
  • On 3 September there will be a talk by Margaret Roberts on “Warden Abbey – The Lost Plot”.
  • On 7-8 September is Heritage Open Days 2018.  At Trinity Methodist Church we will be remembering the soldiers of WWI, and will also have various displays, book stalls (new and second-hand).  Footprints will be open for morning coffee and afternoon teas with catering done by members of TMC.
  • On 16 September Jane Dale and her team will be leading easy walks around town visiting the mosaics and enlarging on their stories, plus talking about some of the town’s plaques.  Watch the local press for further details.
  • On 1 October an in-house evening, “Members’ Miscellany” – a series of members’ short talks on various subjects.