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.
For further information please go to Home>For Researchers>First World War Project> or click here.
It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the loss of our Life President, Ken Page. Ken passed away peacefully at Lister Hospital on Saturday, 20 January with his daughter Janet by his side. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to her.
Cracking Tales & Dark Deeds in Old Biggleswade – this free 90-minute gentle walk as far as St Andrew’s church and back, stopping to tell the history of some of the places along the way and some true stories associated with them. Hear about a riot in 1757, body snatchers in the churchyard in 1826, a grocer who lashed out with the bacon knife circa 1880, dirty dealings in the Coach & Horses public house – and much more!
Guides provided by Biggleswade History Society.
Start & Finish: Dan Albone car park by the river bridge.
Start times: 10.30am, 1.00pm, 4.00pm.
Advance booking not required.
www.heritageopendays.org.uk for more events and places to visit for free 7-10 Sep.
Please note that the topic for the 2 October meeting has been changed to a talk by Carolyn Blake on The “Story in Stone” Story – from the original idea to the appearance of the first mosaics.
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