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Chelveston-cum-Caldecott

The Church between the village of Chelveston and the hamlet of Caldecott
The public house on the main road
The Church
The Star & Garter Public House

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Chelveston village, together with its hamlet neighbour Caldecott, is a small community bounded by Higham Ferrers to the west, Newton Bromswold to the south, by Stanwick to the north and by Yelden to the east.

The church and the old village school both sit up on the hill above Chelveston, on the road to Caldecott, the latter being three farms and a cluster of cottages. Chelveston old village sits on the main road between Higham Ferrers and Kimbolton, with several new houses spreading out towards the old, once isolated, farms around the village.

The Star and Garter public house stands alongside the main road and on the grass verge close by, is a newly erected memorial to the 305th Bombardment Group of the United States Air Force, who were stationed at the RAF Base, close to the village, during WWII.


History Genealogy
Parish History by Bridges 1791 Parish Registers Introduction
Parish Officers 1890 Wills Index
Electoral Roll - 1890 Commonwealth Marriage 1656
Electoral Roll - 1918 Strays in Bedfordshire
Absent Voters - 1918 Hospital Patients 1744-1766
Absent Voters - 1919 Bastardy Case
Electoral Roll - 1925 & Introduction Census 1841- 1901
Absent Voters - 1925 Removal Order - Peter Robins
Parish Meetings
Railway Station Health & Welfare
Benchmarks Proposed Sewer 1898
Listed Buildings Diphtheria at Caldicott - 1919

Church Land, Property & Taxation
Church and War Memorial Lay Subsidy - 1543
Parish Registers Introduction Freeholders - 1605
Meeting Houses Window Tax - 1750
Religious Census - 1851 Hearth Tax
Harvest Festival 1878 Land Tax - 1801
Church - Newsclips Gamekeepers
Tower Restoration - 305th Memorial Sales
Patronal Festival 1914 1910 Valuations - Introduction
Snowdrops (an interactive e-book feature) 1910 Valuations - Listing & Index
Mothers' Union 1915 - Pretoria Cottages
Magazine February 1896 Carr's Farm 1939
Parishes Divided 1928 Farm Census 1952
War Memorial Village Green
Chelston Rise

Baptists Leisure, Sports & Clubs
Baptist - Origins Cricket Club 1889
Miss Ward - organist 1916 Cricket Match 1914
Chapel opened 1924 Cubs
Youth Social Evening 1965 Girl Guides

Scouts
Methodists Chelveston Institute
Methodists 1792-1793 Working Men's Club

Temperance Notes from the Newspapers
Temperance Newsclips - mainpage

Accidents People
Index of Accidents (villages) Index (villages)
Baxter Family
Airfield Bird-Baxter Wedding 1948
Chelveston Airfield H E Desborough - 1889
Chelveston Airfield - newsclips Rod Eady retires
Chelveston Airbase & Events Miss Mary Helen Simpson M.B.E.
Louisa Shortland
Flying Fortress Arrives 1956 Obituaries Index (villages)
Airfield - Engineering Group Badges
(an interactive e-book feature)
Village Memories
Airbase Memories (BGMA)

Memories - Alf Carr

Airbase Housing - Chelston Rise
305th Bomb Group - mainpage Village
Around the Village
Reading Room

GI's & Brides

Raising Funds 1881

Celebrations & Events School
Feast 1880 School - mainpage
Concert 1889 The School - Charity Report
Flower, Fruit, and Vegetable Show 1880 Appointment of Trustees
Village Hall events School Log Book 1895/6
1935 Jubilee Day Old Scholars' Association 1928
Snowdrops 2018 School Gallery of Photographs

Commerce Transport
Alehouse Recognizances 1630 Toll Gates
Badger Licences Railway Station
Whellan's Directory - 1874
Trade Directories
Star & Garter Inn War & Wartime
Inhabitants & Arms in 1590
Crime Montagu Musters - early 1600's
Quarter Sessions Introduction Able Bodied Men 1638
Quarter Sessions Cases Civil War Money Loaned to Parliament
Presentment - 1576 Militia Lists
Presentments 1693-1790
Soldiers' Notes
Henry Newell - Arson in 1835 Belgian Refugees
Albert Brittin - bonfire 1928 War Memorial
Court Reports Blackberry Picking 1918

Armistice Service 1928
Exercise Valentine 1943
Fires
Civil Defence 1944
Index of Fires (villages) R D Page - DCM


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