1246: First mention of Brogborough Park when the Canons of Dunstable were accused of trespass there.
1649-50: Colonel John Okey, a Roundhead, purchased Brogborough Park. Colonel Okey was one of the regicides who signed the death warrant of Charles I. After leaving the army in 1654 Okey lived at the Roundhouse.
1662: Colonel Okey was hung, drawn and quartered at Tyburn for his part in the death of Charles I.
1983: Brogborough Landfill site opened.
1987: The London Brick Company donate a building for use as the Village Hall.
1991: New power station opened, powered by gas given off by the decomposition of the rubbish at Shanks & McEwan's landfill site.
1993: The Roundhouse gutted by fire in August.
1998: The Roundhouse, a Grade 2 listed building, after years of neglect is lost forever. (Bedfordshire on Sunday 8 March)
- Newspaper Cuttings Collection, Local Studies Library, Bedford Central Library
Page last updated: 23rd January 2014