Did you know that a street in Houghton Regis was named after an Olympic athlete? or that a Second World War Cooking Depot was once located in Easthill Road? How about the historic artefacts that were found at Easthill Farm during the 1950s or the Victorian Business Woman who owned presmises at Bedford Road? These are just a few of the stories which have made Houghton Regis the town that it is today, and Up Above The Streets and Houses documents the history of the area through its people and buildings, which have given their names to many of the streets.
Up Above The Streets and Houses, by Sarah Gelsthorp, contains some 'never published before' photographs from local people and archives, combined with facts and information about the three residential area of Houghton Regis; Houghton Hall, Tithe Farm and Parkside. All proceeds (after printing costs) are being donated to Houghton Regis organisations, but principally Heritage Society. The book is now available to purchase, and to order your copy, please visit the webshop.
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