<! 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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.</b></p> </div> <div id ="div4"> <p><a href="blhmag.htm"><span id ="s2"><b>BEDFORD LOCAL<br> HISTORY MAGAZINE</b></span></a></p> </div> <div id ="div5" > <p><a href="newsletterarticles.htm"><span id = "s2"><b>BAALHS MAGAZINE AND NEWSLETTER ARTICLES</b></span></a></p> </div> <div id ="div6" > <p><a href="bookreviews 10.htm"><span id = "s2"><b>LOCAL HISTORY BOOK<br>REVIEWS</b></span></a></p> </div> <div id ="div7" > <p><a href="links.htm"><span id = "s2"><b>LINKS TO OTHER SITES</b></span></a></p> </div> <div id ="div8" > <p><a href="officersandcommittee.htm"><span id = "s2"><b>OFFICERS & COMMITTEE</b></span></a></p> </div> -------------------------------------------------------- <div id ="div9" > <p><a href="events.htm"><span id = "s2"><b>DETAILS OF EVENTS</b></span></a></p> </div> <div id ="div10" > <p><a href="conservation.htm"><span id = "s2"><b>CONSERVATION MATTERS</b></span></a></p> </div> <div id ="div11" > <p><a href="membership.htm"><span id = "s2"><b>MEMBERSHIP DETAILS</b></span></a></p> </div> <div id ="div12" > <p><a href="bacpub.htm"><span id = "s2"><b>BEDFORDSHIRE<br>ARCHAEOLOGICAL<br>COUNCIL PUBLICATIONS</b></span></a></p> </div> <div id ="div13" > <p><a href="civicvoice.htm"><span id = "s2"><b>CIVIC VOICE</b></span></a></p> </div> <div id ="div14" > <p><a href="bedfordbridge1824.htm"><span id="s6"><b>BEDFORD BRIDGE 1824.( Details of Picture & larger size )</b></span></a></p> </div> <div id ="div15" > <p><span id="s3"><b>WE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS</span><br> Membership is only 14 a year <br> (12 for people under 25 or over 60 years of age)<br> <b> For this you receive:</b><br> 2 free copies of Bedford Local History Magazine.<br> 2 free copies of our Newsletter.<br> Monthly Winter talks September to April<br> (free admission to members).<br> Summer outings to places of historical, archaelogical or architectural interest.<br> <a href="membership.htm"><span id = "s2"><b>FULL DETAILS ON HOW TO APPLY</b></span></a></p> </div> <div id ="div16"> <a href="bacpub.htm"><span id = "s6"><b>FREE TO VIEW ONLINE </b></span></a><br> Bedfordshire Archaeology<br>& Monograph Series.<br><br><br> <span id = "s5">120618</span></p> </div> <a href="civicvoice.htm"><img id = "cvl" src = "cvl.jpg" width = "150" height = "136" alt ="civic voive logo." style = "position: absolute; top:590px; left: 840px; border-color:black; border-style:solid;border-width:6px;" /></a> </body>