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




Photographs of BFHS Events (Click on the image to enlarge)

  • Paul Woodcraft at Bedford library for the ‘Dying Matters’ week in May 2019

  • Mary and Noel on our stand at the Suffolk FH fair in Oct 2018

Photographs of Around Bedfordshire

Kevin Quick from the Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society has two sets of pages on the web which show photographs of Bedfordshire Villages and Churches.
The pages are at:

Members' Photographs (Click on the image to enlarge)

The following was taken by Paul Asbury during a visit to Harlington in 2002.  It was a series of three separate photos which was subsequently edited and stitched together.


The following photograph and information supplied by Brian Ekins, Sept 2019.

The man standing on the far right is Edward James Ekins, born 1868, my Great Grandfather, at his daughter’s wedding in 1925 in North London.
His parents were Thomas & Ann Ekins who had moved their family from Blunham, Beds, to North London, between 1861 & 1865.
The Ekins family trace back to Thomas Ekins/Ekines c 1740. In 1769 this Thomas Ekins/Ekines, a carpenter, took over as the licensee of the ‘Horseshoes’ public house in Blunham.
Thomas Ekins/Ekines c 1740 was my Great x 5 Grandfather.

The following photograph and information supplied by Georgina Clarke, Oct 2020.

My father Hubert  (Jim) Rainbow, is second from right kneeling.  He was born in 1914 so none of these will be living but perhaps their elderly children might recognise them.
I think it is a football team in the Shefford area.  Photo is by Alfred F Eve, Veronica, Hartswood Road, Brentwood, Essex. Someone might recognise the houses behind.


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Brian Payne