The April 2017 Edition
Local History Magazine
Bedford Local History Magazine celebrates Bedford’s rich history. This packed issue explores the story and controversies surrounding the development of Bedford’s public library; “Des Res” in 1910 – McConnells Property Register; the William Harpur statue the town never got; the commemoration of Private William Buckingham VC; a glimpse into ‘what might have been’ for Bedford’s airship industry’; reviews of recent local books; a guide to local and family history resources from Bedford Library; and news of the forthcoming Bedfordshire Local History Association Conference, which BAALHS will be hosting.
The next edition, published in October 2017, will feature “consuming passions” – shopping in Georgian and early Victorian Bedford; "Holidays at Home' in Bedford during the Second World War"; eminent Bedford women; information on “Blue Plaques” in Bedford, the second in the series of guides for local historians; and much more.
The Bedford Local History Magazine is free to members of BAALHS. For information, including to contribute articles, please contact the Editor at: www.baalhs.org.uk.
How to obtain copies of the Magazine.
By Post, Bob Ricketts, 68 Mendip Crescent, Bedford, MK41 9EP. Please enclose cheque for £5 made payable to BAALHS (includes postage) and also include a forwarding address. Back issues are available.
From the Eagle Bookshop,
103 Castle Road Bedford, MK40 3QP.
(They always have a large selection of local books on display).