Introducing Bedfordshire Historical Record Society

Moot Hall, Elstow
photo: Nicola Avery
Wesleyan chapel, Biggleswade
postcard: from the collection of Dr Jonathan Rodell

Who we are

Bedfordshire Historical Record Society (BHRS) was established in 1912 as a focus for the study of Bedfordshire history.

What we do

BHRS has been publishing the results of research by members and non-members of the Society for more than one hundred years.  Volumes include:

  • collections of well-researched articles
  • doctoral theses
  • monographs
  • transcriptions of original records relating to the county, each with a helpful introduction and detailed notes to assist the reader

For a full list go to the Publications pages.

New, online, publications

Currently under development on this site are pages for:

  • a depository of online articles to widen the availability of resources on Bedfordshire’s history
  • a collection of guidance notes on sources for Bedfordshire history.

Fowler collection

A collection of about 2000 books and journals was left to the Society by its founder, Dr G. H. Fowler.  After only being accessible to members for many years, it is now housed in the Library of the University of Northampton, making Dr Fowler’s wide-ranging library available to all.

Annual lecture

The AGM is held in September and is followed by a lecture, usually on the subject of the new or forthcoming annual volume.   Non-members are welcome to the lecture.

Why not join us?

The Society and this website is run by a group of volunteers. We’re always interested in new members, so if you’re interested please contact the secretary.

Page updated 12 October 2016

This page was added on 19/01/2016.
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