Bedfordshire Family History Society

PO Box 214, Bedford MK41 8WB
Patron: Dr Colin R Chapman MA, CEng, CSci, CChem, FEI, FNucI, FRSC, FRSH, FSG
President: Pamela Birch
Registered Charity Number 281677



Update, 6th March 2022

We are pleased that the Friday night meetings of the BFHS returned to Mark Rutherford School in February 2022

The meetings offer members instructive, interesting and often amusing talks on subjects that fascinate all interested in history and genealogy in general and are usually particularly relevant to those with a Bedfordshire heritage.

We look forward to seeing you in person again. Attendance at the school is subject to whatever COVID restrictions may be in place at the time and, of course, the weather!

Please do not attend the meeting if you have a cough, fever, or other COVID symptoms.

When attending, please be mindful and respectful of others and occupy seats with plenty of spaces. On entering and leaving, please maintain some social distancing out of courtesy to others.

Although it may not be a legal requirement to wear a face covering, the government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet. Hand sanitisers will be available.
Additional ventilation of the venue may be required so wrap up warmly!

When possible, the monthly meetings will be held as hybrid meetings, i.e. live streamed via zoom in addition to the physical meeting. Zoom has proved to be popular over the last 18 months and has allowed members from around the globe to join in.

Subject to approval by the speaker, we record the zoom content and place the audio/visual recording in the Members’ Portal of our website for a limited time (normally one month).

The address of the venue is Drama Hall at Mark Rutherford School, Wentworth Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 8PX.

We encourage all members who have an email address to make sure that they have provided it to the Membership Secretary and that they have made sure that it is up to date. You will then receive invitations to the ‘Zoom’ Members’ Meetings and any urgent information.

BFHS committee 6th March 2022


Brian Payne