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Season: 2005 – 2006

Speaker

Title

Dorothy Jamieson

Willington & The Mowbrays

Frank Godber

My Affair with Catalinas

George Howe

Cambridge to Bedford Railway

Stephen Coleman

A Birdseye view of Bedfordshire

 

Season: 2006 – 2007

Speaker

Title

WLHG Members

Members Miscellany

Stuart Antrobus

The People's War - 1939-1945 ~ & Part 2

GRP Captain Peter Garth

Cardington Airships

Martin Deacon

The History of your house

Richard Smart

Churchyard Memorials

 

Season: 2007 – 2008

Speaker

Title

WLHG Members

Members Miscellany ~ & Part 2

Richard Wildman

Bedford's Motoring Heritage

Rob Bollington

Who do you think you are?

James Collett-White

Brewing in Bedfordshire

Peggy Gameson

Moggerhanger Park

Stephen Coleman

Bedfordshire mooted sites and the Danes

 

Season: 2008 – 2009

Speaker

Title

WLHG Members

Members Miscellany ~ & Part 2

Alan Cox

Brick-Making in BEDS

Bernard O'Connor

Tempsford Airfield

Gordon Vowles

A Victorian Country Gentleman, Rev Augustus Orelebar

Stuart Antrobus

The 1914-1918 War

Angela Hillyard

Victorian School

 

Season: 2009 – 2010

Speaker

Title

Dorothy Jamieson

Who was in charge of medieval Willington? ~ & Part 2

WLHG & Willingtones

Old Time Music Hall ~ & Part 2

Alan Cox

Historic Church Fittings

Mark Bradshaw

Lyveden Newbeild

Nigel Lutt

Bedfordshire Scandals

Richard Wildman

The Harpur Trust

 

Season: 2010 – 2011

Speaker

Title

Charlie Porter

Country Lights and Characters

Dorothy Jamieson

Bedfordshire’s Links with Henry the 8th

Martin Deacon

Bedfordshire Regiment WW1

Rob Bollington

Willington School in late Victorian times

Stephen Risby

Italian Prisoners of war

Victoria Rawlins

Letchworth Garden City

WLHG Members

Village Memories

WLHG Members

WW2 Evening

 

Season: 2011 – 2012

Speaker

Title

Cliff Spavins

RAE Thurleigh - A life in Research

Gordon Voles

Doves & Dovecotes

Mervyn Askew

Wheels Around Willington

Dorothy Jamieson

The Influence of Italian Gardens in England

Frank Banfield

A Night at the Movies

Richard Wildman

Bedfordshire Artists

WLHG

Gilbert & Sullivan Evening  (~STEREO~)

 

Season: 2012 – 2013

Speaker

Title

Vanessa Clarke

Bedford River Valley Park

Charlie Porter

Farming & The Environment

Peter Ibbett

The River Great Ouse

Richard Godber

Willington and the Godbers

Rob Bollington

Willington and the Russells

Sharon Cashman

A History of Pantomime

Stephen Coleman

The Greensand Ridge

WLHG

WW1 With The Willingtones (~STEREO~)

 

Season: 2013 – 2014

Speaker

Title

WLHG & The Willingtones

Austerity to Posterity

Kathryn Faulkner

Crime In Bedfordshire

Daniel Silson

Sound Recording

Dorothy Jamieson

Georgian Gardens

Richard Wildman

Bedford Greyfryairs

WLHG Members

Village Memories

 

Season: 2014 – 2015

Speaker

Title

Dorothy Jamieson

John Gostwick

Graham & Towse Harrison

Manor Court Re-enactment

Mervyn Askew

Hold Very Tight Please

Stella Gibbs

Sir Gilles Payne

Rob Bollington

Willington in the 18th Century

WLHG Members

WW1 Memories

 

Season: 2015 – 2016

Speaker

Title

Clive Emsley

Was the British Bobby Ever Different

David Fowler

Glenn Miller BBC

Frank Fattori

Automata

Jane Smith

Woburn

 

Season: 2016 – 2017

Speaker

Title

David Fowler

Airships

Dorothy Jamieson

Capability Brown

WLHG Members

Down Your Willington Way

Gordon Vowles

Church Crawl

Mervyn Askew

A Bit on the Side

Nigel Lutt

Bedfordshire Cinemas

Paul Nicholson

Queen's Park

WLHG Members

Village His-story

 

Season: 2017 – 2018

Speaker

Title

Dorothy Jamieson

Did Willington Peasants Revolt?

Gwyneth Akins

Willington Methodist Chapel

Margaret Badley

Glimpses of Victorian Bedford

Phil Dover

Hong Kong

Richard Galley

Bedford Highlanders

WLHG & the Willingtones

The Good Old Days

 

Season: 2018 – 2019

Speaker

Title

David Szymanski

Brick Making

Daniel Silson

Tyneham Village

Jasmine Allen

Stained Glass

Rob Bollington

Willington in WW1

 

Season: 2019 – 2020

Speaker

Title

Gordon Vowles, Christopher Godber, Bridget Godber, Jean Bedford, Judy Endersby & James Collett-White

 

Joyce Godber - Celebrating a Life

Rob Bollington

Mischief, Morality & Murder!

Sue Jarrett

The Great North Road

 

Season: 2020 – 2021

Speaker

Title

James Collett-White

The Whitbreads of Southill

Phil Dover

Admiral Byng

Rob Bollington

Willington on the Home Front

Rob Bollington

& Gordon Vowles

Henry Clutton

& the Dukes of Bedford

WLHG Members

Show & Tell

 

Season: 2021 – 2022

Speaker

Title

Brian Miller

Banks

Bob Ricketts

Red Sky at Night, Ricks Alight

Rob Bollington

Victorian Farmers in Willington

WLHG & The Willingtones

Songs From The Shows

 

Season: 2022 – 2023

Speaker

Title

Frank Malley

Living on the Deadline

Gwynneth Akins

A Daughter’s Story

Vince Hislop

18 Feet in the 16th Foot

WLHG Members

My Family in the News

 

Season: 2023 – 2024

Speaker

Title

Roy & Gail Lee

Danish Camp

David Longman

Miracles, Wonders & Long John Silver

Rob Bollington

Willington 100 Years Ago

Alan Powell

The Magnificent Seven

Brian Miller

My Grandfather - A Secret Life

Stephen Coleman

The Festival of Britain {in Bedfordshire}

Gill & Barry Goodman

WLHG Social Evening

 

Season: 2024 – 2025