The Bletsoe Archive is actively collecting pictorial, documentary, factual, and anecdotal material relating to the people, families, events, buildings, and occupations connected with this historic village (in Bedfordshire, England).
So far, several hundred digital images have been amassed, dating from 1570 to the present day, of which a small selection are shown below . These images are presently being catalogued and indexed, the eventual aim being to create a local archive resource, with a duplicate stored in the Bedfordshire County Archive, plus a catalogued and indexed pictorial database to be published on CD-ROM.
We have old and modern images of most properties in the parish and of many of the past inhabitants. Framed or unframed prints of most of these images are available for a small charge to cover the cost of materials and help fund further research.
Meanwhile, we continue
to gather pictures and documents. If you have anything
relating to Bletsoe, then please contact us at the email address below.
It takes only a few minutes to digitally capture items, allowing
originals to be immediately returned to their owners. Faded or damaged
pictures can be digitally restored, and prints or enlargements provided
to contributors free of charge.
Contributors will, if they wish, be acknowledged in the catalogue.
We would welcome
contact from anyone
whose family have village connections, such as:- Armstrong, Beauford,
Beal, Bennett, Bledsoe, Bledso, Brown, Campion, Church, Crane,
Cranfield, Curtis, Hipwell, King, Moss, Norman, Parker, Partridge,
Pettit, Riseley, Thomas, White, or Young.
|The Campion family of Bletsoe Castle Farm, 1893.||Bletsoe main street looking south, c1907|Bletsoe
Mayers with Garland c1900
Close, church in distance c1910
Bletsoe School Master c1892
Mill, Bletsoe c1890
School, Bletsoe 1914
at Bourne End, Bletsoe c1935
fees notice 1879