Biggleswade History Society

The Biggleswade History Society has the primary objective of promoting the advancement of public education through the study of local history in Biggleswade. The objective is achieved by:

  • Holding monthly meetings and outings
  • Distribution of a monthly newsletter
  • Holding and supporting exhibitions
  • Representation at County meetings
  • Publication of historical booklets
  • Supporting conservation and preservation
  • Local and family history research
  • Registering our interests in conservation, heritage and history through review of planning applications, to Central Bedfordshire Council

Welcome to our new website, packed full of information about the history of Biggleswade.
The improved and more modern layout should make it easier to navigate and adapts for viewing on mobile and handheld devices so that it can be easily browsed wherever you are.

Please take a look around and if you have any suggestions on how it can be improved further, just drop us an email and let us know.

Sandra Ransom – Chairman

Membership is open to all who are interested in furthering this objective.
Please contact our Chairman, Sandra Ransom, 01462 813724 for details and enquiries about the Society.

Download our Membership Form and current information leaflet.

We are pleased to announce the completion of the First World War Soldier Project. A team, led by Sandra Ransom has been working on an archive of all the service men and women from the Biggleswade area who took part in the 1914-1918 war. The team consisted of Jane Dale, Mary Dominey, the late Barbara Foxley, Geraldine Mason, Sandra Ransom, Judith Reed, Ann Rowlett, Jennifer Topham and David Wheeler. The archive consists of 771 records on individual service personnel.

For further information please go to Home>For Researchers>First World War Project> or click here.

Eric Lund’s autobiographical work ‘Memories of a Biggleswade Boy’, written in 2013, which tells of his early life in Biggleswade from 1930 to 1946 is now available on the website: For Researchers>People>Eric Lund or click on the link.

Upcoming Events

  • On 14 May there will be a presentation of “Billy Lincoln’s Films of Biggleswade” by Hilary Street and Edward Street.
  • On 4 June there will be a members only evening guided visit to Bedford’s Victorian Foster Hill Road Cemetery.
  • On 2 July there will be a members only visit to St Leonard’s Church and Ongley Mausoleum, Old Warden.