'Dunstable History Publications'


An 92-page book containing around 2,500 interesting facts about Dunstable has now published. Titled Dunstable Timeline (third revised edition), it's a year-by-year list of events in the town, both big and small.


There's mentions of Dunstable's connections with Romans and Roundheads, knights and highwaymen, stagecoaches and busways, and even film stars and Cali concerts.

For instance, disappointed Dunstable people rioted for two days in 1902 when festivities planned to celebrate the delayed Coronation of King Edward VII were postponed. And when a wolf escaped from Whipsnade Zoo in 1965, it was the first wild animal to do so in 33 years.

The book, by Rita Swift, is published by Dunstable and District Local History Society and is available by post from 9 Appleby Gardens, Dunstable, LU6 3DB. Cost is £5 plus £2 postage and packing, and cheques should be made out to the society.

Other books from the society still available are:

Bagshawe's Engineering and Cross's Paperware by Colin Bourne £3.50

The Whiting Works by Joan Curran £3.25

Straw Hats and Bonnets by Joan Curran £4.99

The History of Priory House by Joan Curran £2.00