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A site full of information about Ampthill, including historical images of the town.

Bedford to Milton Keynes Canal
Latest info on the proposals for the new canal to be built between Bedford and Milton Keynes. Make your views known as a local resident, cyclist or walker.

Bedfordshire History
Learn about the history of Bedfordshire through articles about agriculture, airfields, archeology, castles, churches, customs and folklore, disasters, geology, ghosts, historic houses, monuments, pubs, railways, royal visits, streets, windmills and many other fascinating subjects.

Bedfordshire People
Did you know that Catherine of Aragon once lived in Ampthill? Find out about all the famous people who have lived in Bedfordshire.

Bedfordshire Towns and Villages
Pictures of the towns and villages of Bedfordshire.

Bedfordshire Towns and Villages
Timelines, digitised resources, newspaper articles - lots of info about towns in Bedfordshire, including Bedford, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Flitwick, Kempston, Biggleswade, Ampthill, Houghton Regis, Barton, Toddington, Wootton, Shefford, Caddington and lots of the villages.

Clutch Club
60 local studies projects on aspects of life in Beds, Bucks and South Northants, created by parents working with local schools.

Famous People - Bedfordshire
John Bunyan, Catherine of Aragon, Queen Eleanor(wife of Edward I who built the Eleanor Crosses in her memory), Henry VIII and Sir Joseph Paxton (designer of the Crystal Palace) all have connections with Bedfordshire. Read about them and many other famous names. Information from Bedfordshire Libraries' Reference and Information Team.

Flitwick Moor
The largest area of wetland in Bedfordshire, Flitwick Moor, is renowned for it's rare plants and animals.

Leighton Buzzard Railway
One of the largest narrow gauge railways in the country.

Leighton Linslade Past Times
A history of the twin towns of Leighton Buzzard and Linslade. Full of information on things like the name of the town, war memorials, the town crest, people who have lived in Leighton Buzzard, population statistics and a lot more.

Learn about Putnoe's history, how it got its name and which famous people have lived here. Click on History in the side navigation to find out about Putnoe since the Roman times.

Schools: Bedford Borough
Information about schools in Bedford, including term dates, local support groups and Music for Bedford.

Schools: Central Bedfordshire
Information about schools in Central Bedfordshire including term dates, pupil support and course choices for 13 to 19 year olds.

World War Two - Bedfordshire Libraries
Links to information about WW2 in Bedfordshire, including Cranfield, Henlow, Tempsford, Biggleswade and the BBC in Bedfordshire during the war.

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