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Good Afternoon, Down Memory Lane and Potton Library Club

The aim of Good Morning, Good Afternoon and Down Memory Lane is:

  • To promote library services and reading and literature in the widest sense
  • To offer an activity which is open to all but will appeal particularly to people who are available in the day time To inform people of a range of learning opportunities
  • To encourage people to be active citizens

Good Afternoon is held at the following Libraries:

Down Memory Lane is held in:

Potton Library Club is held in:


Good Morning
Potton Library

All meetings start at 10.30. Tickets are £1.00, which includes refreshement. Please purchase tickets in advance as numbers are limited.

If you have any queries please contact the library on 0300 300 8063


Good Afternoon
Flitwick Library

All meetings start at 2.30pm

A charge of £1.50 is made to cover the cost of speakers' expenses and refreshments. We acknowledge the support given to Good Afternoon by Flitwick Town Council.

If you have any enquiries, please contact the Library on 0300 300 8057

Wednesday 3rd October
The Forest of Marston Vale

Come along to find out about the Forest of Marston Vale, Bedfordshire's Community Forest from Jo Roberts. Uncover the history of the area, what led to it being designated as a Community Forest; their work today and how the landscape was transformed, as well as the work going forwards.

Wednesday 7th November
Bedfordshire's Links to Henry VIII

Henry's reign was a turbulent time and some Bedfordshire families with links to his court did well, but others less so. He used to travel through Bedfordshire, come and discover the evidence of his life and times that can be found in and around Bedfordshire with Dorothy Jamieson.

Wednesday 5th December
The History of the Leighton Buzzard Railway

Nick Hill uncovers the links between the building of the Railway with Belgium's neutrality in 1914, and its subsequent history leading to it being a significant, award winning, Bedfordshire Museum.

Wednesday 2nd January
My Mother-in-Law's Service at Buckingham Palace

Janet Stow's mother-in-law worked in Buckingham Palace since she was 11 years old, Janet will be discussing what it was like as well as her own knowledge on the subject.

Wednesday 6th February
The Two Museums at Bletchley Park

The Bletchley Park Trust and the National Museum of Computing - Nick Hill talks about how the strategic messages of German High Command and the enigma messages were broken, which lead to the development of the world's first programmable electronic computer - Colossus.

Wednesday 6th March
A Walk on Atlantis

A visit to Tenerife, probing behind the hot sunshine, sandy beaches and the souvenir shops to discover ancient mysteries, walk across the volcano, find the beautiful local crafts and find out why this island could be linked to the legendary Atlantis. Look into the crafts of the Oratavo Valley; whale watch from a catamaran; ponder over the pyramids of Guimar; find out why Christopher Columbus visited La Gomera before launching out for America. David Squibb joins us to entertain and enthuse.

Wednesday 3rd April
Gardens Through the Centuries

The variety of English gardens now open to the public is wonderful. Come along with the Bedford National Trust to trace the development of garden design over several centuries and marvel at the gorgeous photographic examples of some well-known gardens, and others which may be a surprise.


Good Afternoon
Stotfold Library

Good Afternoon meets every first Wednesday of the month at 2:30. A social club where you meet, chat and share memories together over a cup of tea and biscuit.
A charge of £1.00 is made to cover speaker's expenses and refreshments.

If you need transport to get to the library contact the library staff as numbers for the minibus are limited.

Talk to the library for the programme.


Down Memory Lane
Bedford Central Library

A friendly get together to share memories over a biscuit. 

Held monthly in the meeting room on the last Friday of the month between 11.30 and 12.30. Tickets are £1.00.

Friday 26th October
Royal British Legion and World War One

Remember the sacrifices made and discuss the great work of the British Legion.

Friday 30th November
Voting Quiz

Get involved with this fun quiz.

Friday 14th December
Christmas Fun and Games

Get into the festive spirit with these Christmas themed games and activities.


Page last updated: 3rd October 2018