Biddenham past

We are collecting photographs of Biddenham past in our archive, and would welcome any you would like to share with the blog.

You can also find pictures of Biddenham in years gone by and read more about its history in three books written by village residents:

  • Biddenham, A Parish History and Guide’ by the late Dorothy Richards, published in 1991(ISBN 0 9517905 0 1); and
  • Recollections of my life in Biddenham’ by the late Albert Church

both are now out of print but there are copies in Bedford Library, and you may find copies for sale in secondhand bookshops and by searching the internet.

  • and the most recent book:

5X4A3451e‘The village of Biddenham through the Ages’
by Katherine Fricker, Mary McKeown and Diana Toyn, published in 2012 (ISBN 97809551356 2 0)
copies are available from the authors (please email Mary at


The Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service is a rich source of information and images of old BIddenham – head for the Biddenham index of pages.

You can find more images of Biddenham in the past on these websites:

and there’s information here about the history and images of the Biddenham village pond and the dovecote that once stood by it.


history in the making …

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