Leighton Buzzard & District Archaeological & Historical Society

Leighton Buzzard and Linslade history books / Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire books

Books of interest to family history researchers published by the society.

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A paperback book : Bigamy, Bankruptcy, War and Divorce- The Tangled Life of a Toddington Landlady

.At first sight Ellen Nelsen’s behaviour appears shocking. Among other misdeeds she appears to have been bigamously married twice. Given her circumstances, however, her survival is a triumph of fortitude over betrayal. Bigamy, Bankruptcy, War and Divorce –The tangled life of a Toddington Landlord is the story of 100 First World War love letters discovered in a bank vault ...

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A History of Linslade Wood

Ancient Woodland and its relationship with the manor...

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All Saints Church

A Pictorial history of the 13th cathedral like parish church of Leighton Buzzard....

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All Sorts of Bassetts

The story of Leighton Buzzards "first" family told for children. Includes map and a town trail. Lots of Victorian pictures and fully indexed....

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Chalk Dust and Boiled Cabbage

Stoke Road School, Linslade School 70 years ago, through the eyes of a young teacher...

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Colour the Past

Children's History Colouring Book, of historical scenes...

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Heath & Reach Wills

Seventeen will from the villagers that lived under Tudor rule in the 16th century...

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Leighton Buzzard's Monolith, The story of the town's unique war memorial

How did Leighton Buzzard acquire the largest single block of granite ever quarried in England for its First World War memorial and the stresses that selecting a suitable tribute to the fallen caused in a country town....

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Leighton Buzzard's Tudor House, The Story of 17 to 21a Hockliffe Street

A house history of a half timbered building dating back to 1550 or possibly earlier and all the changes made to it during a chequered career....

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Mary Bassett School Log 1863-1887

This is a complete transcription of the earliest school log book giving a fascinating insight into the day to day life of a Victorian School at the heart of Leighton Buzzard. Many listings of pupils and teachers....

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Millers and Methodists

Leighton's Mills and the Methodist families who ran them, new edition...

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Oliver G Pike, Leighton Buzzard naturalist, author, photographer

Described by David Attenborough as "a towering figure" this pioneer wildlife filmmaker was the first of his kind...

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Sand, Planes and Submarines, How Leighton Buzzard shortened the First World War

The role of a town far from the sea played in the WWI effort by building planes, making submarines nets and most of all providing sand for the nation's foundries. Plus life in the town and comprehensive lists and details of those who fought and died. Without the sand the big guns could not have been made for the front; planes allowed the Royal Flying Corps to take on the super German airforce and ...

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St Barnabas Church - The First Hundred Years - 1849-1949

A comprehensive history of the first 100 years of this Victorian Church of St Barnabas built to serve the boom town of new Linslade as it grew up round the canal and railway station. Illustrated....

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The Bassetts: Leighton Buzzards First Family

The story of the Bassett family during the 18th and 19th centuries, charting their rise from humble Quaker drapers to owning the town's first bank and becoming and its leading citizens....

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The Inns and Taverns of Lake Street

The big inns that served the Corn Market and Horse Market in Leighton Buzzard...

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The Old Pubs of Leighton Buzzard & Linslade

A history of the town's 120 pubs and inns from the Middle Ages, with names of publicans. It is 135 pages, fully illustrated with maps and photographs. Indexed. A5 size....

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The Old Town Hall

A fully illustrated history of the former moot hall at the centre of the market place for 1,000 years. The building house the manor court, a school and latterly the fire engine for the town. Indexed....

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The Secrets of Q Central: How Leighton Buzzard Shortened the Second World War

Leighton Buzzard, a quiet market town with no military presence was chosen as the secret communications centre for Britain as the country prepared for war with Germany in 1937. When hostilities began Q Central attracted a dozen other clandestine operations designed to defend the country or to confuse and undermine enemy morale including station X, Bletchley Park and the headquarters of radar for B...

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The Way to School

A History of the many schools if Leighton and Linslade. Fully illustrates with pictures, maps and charts. Indexed....

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Transaction 10

Society Journal report of research in 2016 including Joseph Paxton, Kitty Towers and the Swan Hotel, The Ragged School, John Vickers, memories of the Second World War in Linslade, Saxon burials at Hockliffe and much more....

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Transactions 1

Annual Journal of the Society containing articles on The Piggott family of photographs; The Heath and Reach 1851 census; A history of the village of Heath and Reach; the 1950 Linslade tornado; plus archaeological notes and society activities. Well illustrated throughout with the society's large picture collection....

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Transactions 11

Journal of local history society's research for 2017 including Linslade, portrait of a town in 1940; King Street history, Potsgrove and Battlesden famous families, plus more articles and pictures of local history...

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Transactions 12

Report of the local history society's research for the year 2018 including the history of the town's grand Corn Exchange, Thomas Sharp the clockmaker, Leighton's early air exploits and Mentmore Gardens built on a railway, and much more.......

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Transactions 2

The society's annual journal containing a history of George Brown's Victoria Iron Works; Tilsworth history; Leighton Medieval Iron Industry; Paramount cars; Benjamin Bevan of Leighton Buzzard 1773-1833 canal builder; German prisoners of war; plus archaeological notes and members activities....

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