Bedford Architectural Archaeological
& Local History Society
Our Society’s foundation can be traced back to November 1888 when the Bedford Amateur Natural History Society came into being. Over the years there have been several name changes, the latest being in 2008 after the merger with the Bedford Society (founded 1966). The Society is a Registered Charity. We are a group of local people, from a wide variety of backgrounds, who share a common interest in the history and archaeology of Bedford and its neighbourhood. We are also actively involved in trying to ensure that Bedford's buildings of special architectural and historic interest are protected and to increase public awareness of their importance. We also seek to preserve the best of the present urban landscape and to oppose developments which are incongruous or otherwise unsuitable.
--- Bedford History Timeline --
This unique volume is a ‘timeline’ of over a thousand years of Bedford’s history It is the first book to be published by BAALHS in its 130+ year history. Members of BAALHS will be given a free copy as well as every local school, Bedfordshire Archives Service and Bedford Borough Libraries. Find out more and where you can buy a copy