Willington Local History Group (WLHG) exists to promote interest in the history of the Bedfordshire village of Willington and of the surrounding area. What we doWe host a programme of talks, arrange visits to places of historic interest and hold an archive of historical documents and photographs. We also support the open days at the National Trust Tudor dovecote and stables in the village. When we meetWe normally meet at 7.30 pm in the Methodist Church in Willington.Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month from September to November, on the second Tuesday of December and then on the third Tuesday of each month from January to April. Details are on our programme page. The cost of annual membership is £6 per person or you can attend a meeting as a visitor for £2.
Our resources page gives access to guides and information about the village and other places of interest. The publications page contains details of books written by our members.
January 17th - History of Queens Park by Paul NicholsonPaul has a long standing interest in the history of the Queens Park area of Bedford, an area once known for its farms and later for the Queens Engineering Works. Paul will share memories of the area with us. Coffee and tea will be served from 7.00 pm and the meeting will start at 7.30 pm. The meeting will be in the Willington Methodist Church.To access a recent talk, click here.To access the chairman’s report given at the 2016 AGM, click here.