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

Welcome to our new website, packed full of information about the history of Biggleswade.
The improved and more modern layout should make it easier to navigate and adapts for viewing on mobile and handheld devices so that it can be easily browsed wherever you are.

Please take a look around and if you have any suggestions on how it can be improved further, just drop us an email and let us know.

Sandra Ransom – Chairman

Membership is open to all who are interested in furthering this objective.
Please contact our Chairman, Sandra Ransom, 01462 813724 for details and enquiries about the Society.

Download our Membership Form and current information leaflet.

Eric Lund’s autobiographical work ‘Memories of a Biggleswade Boy’, written in 2013, which tells of his early life in Biggleswade from 1930 to 1946 is now available on the website: For Researchers>People>Eric Lund or click on the link.

Upcoming Events

  • On 6 February there will be a talk by Ken Griffin (aka Convict Ken) on “Bedfordshire Convicts Transported 1770-1870”.
  • On 28 February at the March Hare in Dunton there will be a talk by Ken Page on “Victorian Biggleswade”. There is no charge for admission and the talk begins at 8:00 pm.
  • On 6 March there will be a talk by Mike Fowler on out-takes from the 2009 film “Three Market Towns: Biggleswade, Sandy and Potton”.