Saturday 26 February 2011

Ampthill and central Bedfordshire in photos

Anyone looking for the recent history of central Bedfordshire in photographs should look at the Ampthill Images site which has thousands of photographs from the archives of Bedford newspapers.  They concentrate on the period from 1930s to the late 1960s with a few earlier.
The photographs document how life was and, even for those who were there at the time, they evoke another world.  This is truly a treasure trove for the 'modern' historian - but do remember Copyright if you want to reproduce any photographs!


Anonymous said...


This is a inquiry for the webmaster/admin here at

May I use some of the information from this blog post above if I provide a backlink back to this website?


Anonymous said...


Thanks for sharing this link - but unfortunately it seems to be down? Does anybody here at have a mirror or another source?


Barbara said...

The link was working when I tried it this evening. Try again!

John Day said...

Although most of the images relate to Central Bedfordshire I
have included some selected images for Bedford, the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, and Cardington RAF Camp.

These Albums  can be found by going via Around and About.

For example in the Bedford section :-

Around The Town 1939-46
Bridge Rebuilding 1939-41
Churches 1941
Floods 1939
Parades 1939-45
Some War Images 1939-45
War Victory Events 1945-46
Riverside in Winter 1954
Royal Visit 1946
Coronation Parades 1953
Coronation Events 1953
Birds Eye View 1956