Bedford Branch Programme

Branch Programme

By James Collett-White

All meetings are at St Peter's Hall, St Peter's Church, De Parys Avenue, Bedford MK40 2TX at 7.30 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated)

(NOT at the Bedford School Library, as previously).

Car parking along the residential road or in the Council car park opposite.

Please contact James Collett-White on 01234.266839, email for further information.


PROGRAMME FOR 2018 - 2019


Monday 3 September 2018  6pm

Tour of Bedford Stage B of  'Who Lived in A House Like That'  by Trevor Stewart, Bedford Guide (covering the north of the river, Mill Street, St. Cuthbert’s, St. Peter’s, High Street and Silver Street)

Meet at St Paul’s Church west door, Bedford MK40 1SQ

7.45 pm Annual General Meeting, Anderson Room, St Paul’s Church, Bedford


Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Bob Ricketts, Editor of Bedford Local History Magazine

Bedford and the Suffragettes


Monday 22 October 2018 

Brian Robins, Music Historian:

John Marsh, composer, performer and diarist, a unique view into Eighteenth Century Music Making in Britain.


Monday 19 November 2018

Cherish Watton of Churchill College, Cambridge

Female Fellers: Women working in the forests of First and Second World War Britain


Monday 10 December 2018

Clive Emsley Emeritus Professor of the Open University and biographer

A Hertfordshire police officer in Peace and War: Michael Wilcox 1909-2002

Christmas refreshments will follow the lecture


Tuesday 12 February 2019

Felicity Heal, Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford 

The English Reformation and Iconoclasm


Monday 11 March 2019

David Stevenson, Professor of the Department of International History at London School of Economics

Reappraising the Treaty of Versailles