Library hosts series of talks from archive service


A series of talks at Leighton Buzzard Library by Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Records Service starts on Tuesday, October 6.

Opening Up Local History, an introduction to local history sources, starts at 10.30am and there is a small charge of £2. People can book by calling the library on 0300 300 8059.

Forthcoming dates are: Oct 13 – Poor Laws: Old and New; Oct 20 – Isn’t It All Online?; Oct 27 – I Love Maps; Nov 3 – Introduction to Palaeography; Nov 10 – Parish Records; Nov 17 – Great Estates; Nov 24 – I Have a Plan!; Dec 1 – Law and Order and Dec 8 – Agriculture, Bricks and Brewers.

Archivist Dr Kathryn Faulkner said: “The talks will give people the opportunity to find out what resources the archive service holds and how they can be used. The first talk will be given by archivist Martin Deacon who will look at how documents held in our collections can be used to unlock the history of the local area, its communities and its buildings. All the events are free standing and people are welcome to attend as few or as many as they like.”