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The town, Biggleswade, from the south, 1929
Title The town, Biggleswade, from the south, 1929
Image reference EPW026451
Date May 1929
Tags windmill
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Place name Biggleswade
Parish Biggleswade
Administrative area Central Bedfordshire
Country England
Easting/Northing 518937, 243796

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  • A6001 - Hitchen Street/Langford Road

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    John W
    Friday 27th January
  • It maybe the A6001 now but when this photo was taken in 1929 it was the A1, the Great North Road.

    John Wass
    Friday 17th February
  • Biggleswade railway station on the former Great Northern East Coast main line - at the date of the photo was then controlled by the LNER company following the 'grouping' of 1923.

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    John W
    Friday 27th January
  • River Ivel

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    Friday 27th January
  • Approx location at which the A1 bypass round the South and West of Biggleswade crosses this road.

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    Friday 27th January
  • Tower windmill

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    Sunday 25th September
  • Shortmead House.

    There has been a house at Shortmead since the early 16th century with the first mention in 1543 when a Thomas Butcher, the owner of Shortmead Farm, gave money in his will to St Andrew’s Church in Biggleswade

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    Saturday 7th March

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