The July meeting of

PUBLISHED: 12:24 21 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:31 06 May 2010

The Biggleswade History Society took place in the village of Eltisley as the guests of the Eltisley History Society. Members were welcomed at the Cade Memorial Hall by their secretary Mary Flinders. Vice Chairman Peter Woods led a very informative guided

The Biggleswade History Society took place in the village of Eltisley as the guests of the Eltisley History Society. Members were welcomed at the Cade Memorial Hall by their secretary Mary Flinders. Vice Chairman Peter Woods led a very informative guided walk around the village illustrated by photographs of their historic buildings through the ages. Tea and biscuits back at the hall on the village green concluded an extremely pleasant evening. A vote of thanks was given by Rex Skinner. On Saturday, July 8 the Society held a Dan Albone commemorative exhibition at the Cycling and Sports Event which is held annually at Fairfield organised by Des Ball. Archivist Mike Strange had put together a new cycling display that included a reproduction of much of Dan Albone's 1906 Ivel cycling catalogue. Among the visitors to the exhibition were members of the Fenland Harriers Cycling Club and Town Councillor Hazel Ramsay. Thanks go to Jane and Michael Croot, plus Ken Page, for supporting Jean and Mike on the day. The next meeting of the Society will be a visit to Cockayne Hatley, meeting at the Church at 7pm. on Tuesday, August 1. The cost to members will be £1 each - visitors £2. Anyone wishing to join the Biggleswade History Society, or to find out more about its activities, please contact the Secretary, Jean Strange on 01767 315075. See us on www.BiggleswadeHistory.org.uk.


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