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.
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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 . Find out more and where you can buy a copy
BAALHS & Coronavirus
Like many local societies, COVID-19 has forced BAALHS to curtail our usual activities. Our highest priority has to be to keep everyone safe and, for the time being, this means that unfortunately we will not be organising monthly meetings and talks at Putnoe Heights Church. Our Committee will review the situation in March and it may be possible to resume meetings during April and/or May. We will let you know in our March 2021 newsletter and on our website. As we won’t be holding any meetings, we will be suspending membership subscriptions for 2020/21, but members will still receive the Magazine and newsletters. We will hold our Annual General Meeting
in October by post and e-mail. In the
meantime, I hope you enjoy the Autumn
issue of Bedford Local History Magazine.
Stay well and safe.
Bob Ricketts, President BAALHS.160920