Colmworth and Neighbouring Villages: Then and Now

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Colmworth and Neighbouring Villages: Then and Now

Booklet published by the Colmworth and Neighbours History Society, 44 pages. A4 size booklet (N7679)

This booklet provides a brief but fascinating pictorial snapshot of the history of several Bedfordshire villages, including Colmworth, Bushmead Crossroads, Little Staughton, Bolnhurst, Keysoe, Thurleigh, Ravensden and Wilden. It aims to show some of the changes that have taken place in these places by showing photographs from the past (some taken up to 100 years ago) alongside more recent photographs. The contents include:

Colmworth: City Farmhouse, Old White Swan (now Holland House), The Wheatsheaf (now Cornfields), The Jury (now Sunrise Cottage)
Bushmead Crossroads: Gery Arms, Bushmead Priory House and Bushmead Priory
Little Staughton: Shoulder of Mutton public house, Bushel and Strike public house, Baptist Sunday School, Baptist Chapel, School, The Crown
Bolnhurst: Windmill, Shop (now Sunset Cottage), Mission Hut, Mr Whitmore’s Cottage, The Plough
Keysoe: The Chequers, Outhouse Beerhouse (now Mill Hill Cottage), Mill Hill, Windmill, View from Wybridge, Park Farm, Buryfields Farm, Windy Ridge, Toby Cottage and the Old Bakery, Bricklayers Arms (now Weir Cottage)
Thurleigh: Newport Arms, Red Lion and Jackal
Ravensden: Ravensden Crossroads, White Lion and Blacksmiths Arms (now Curry Mansion), Case is Altered, Horse and Jockey, Church End
Wilden: Victoria Arms

Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.