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History and heritage

Bedford Borough is rich in history and heritage. Our libraries, The Higgins Bedford and the Bedfordshire Archives are all bursting with information to help you discover more.

Bedfordshire Archives service

Bedford Borough Council hosts the county record office for the whole of Bedfordshire. The archives service collects, preserves and makes available the documentary heritage of the historic county of Bedfordshire.

You can use the service to:

  • discover your Bedfordshire ancestors
  • explore the history of buildings and places in the historic county
  • investigate a huge variety of social history themes in a local context

Visit Bedfordshire Archives website to find out more.