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Keep up to date with all history programmes on BBC radio and TV in your area, with our listings. We also feature events so you can find out what's going on in your area, and all around the country. If you want to stay on the web then use our online guide to navigate around sites local to you. We want to know what you're doing, and where you surf, so if you would like to add your event or site please e-mail your details to the Legacies team.
Online TV Radio
TV Ampthill & District Archaeological and Local History Society
Local history society which has carried out a number of archaeological digs, information on which is on the website.
Contact: Peter Wood - Secretary
TV Bedford Archaeological and Local History Society
The Society, which has been in existence for over 100 years, currently runs a monthly lecture programme on subjects of local archaeological and historical interest.
Contact: Miss Sylvia Woods
TV Ampthill History Forum
Ampthill History Forum was established in 1999 to provide a well-informed band of speakers on Ampthill’s interesting and significant history.
Contact: Barry Dackombe
TV Bedfordshire Archaeological Council
They provide forum where professional and amateur groups meet to discuss and promote archaeology in the county.
Contact: Stephen Coleman
TV Bedfordshire Historical Record Society
The group has been publishing material on the history of Bedfordshire since 1912.
Contact: Mrs Janet R. Thornton - Membership Secretary
TV Caddington Local History Group
Originally formed in 1994, its function is to trace and preserve any aspect of Caddington's past (and present) including the surrounding area of South Bedfordshire.
Contact: Peter Farrow
TV Clapham Historical Society
Clapham Historical Society was founded in 1992 and focuses on the local history of Clapham and the surrounding area.
Contact: Mrs A Foster - Secretary
TV Friends of the Bunyan Museum
Dedicated to supporting and helping the new Bunyan Museum, which is situated at the Bunyan Meeting Free Church in Mill Street, Bedford, England.
Contact: Jonathan Harrison - Honorary Secretary - 01234 213722
TV Manshead Archaeological Society of Dunstable
They are involved in the study of the prehistory and history of South Bedfordshire and adjoining areas by archaeological methods.
Contact: Barry Horne - Hon Sec - 01525 221219
TV Potton History Society
It is an active society which organises trips, publishes material and maintains a developing archive of past and present photographs and documents.
Contact: Mr G Howe - Chairman
TV Sandy & District Historical Society
The Society investigates historical subjects of local and national interest.
Contact: Mr Richard Downing - 01767 692988
TV The British Association for Local History
Our purpose is to encourage and assist the study of Local History as an academic discipline and as a rewarding leisure pursuit for both individuals and groups.
Contact: General Enquiries - +44 1283 585947
TV Royston and District Local History Society
Website gives information about Royston Cave, current events programme, membership of the Society and committee and includes details of publications available, some written by members. Links to other sites are also given.
Contact: David Allard - Honorary Treasurer, Outing & Programme Secretary - 01763 242677
TV Bedfordshire Local History Association
Promotes the study of local history within and around Bedfordshire and provides a forum for discussion and cooperation between interested groups and individuals. A variety of walks, visits, lectures, educational workshops, exhibitions and conferences are organised throughout the county.Members are also kept informed through a newsletter, History In Bedfordshire, which enables them to exchange views and news and to publish brief articles.
Contact: Mrs Elisabeth Field - Secretary, Bedfordshire Local History Association - 01525 633029

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