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Welcome to the Roxton and District Local History Group

The society was formed to record and create interest in historical events in the Roxton district and wider area. Members meet on the first Thursday of the month in Roxton Village Hall at 7:30, unless otherwise stated. There are guest speakers covering a wide variety of interesting topics and visits to local places of historical interest.
There is an extensive archive covering local events, War Memorial and much more.
This site is under construction, links and pages are being added.
On this site you can:

See the Society’s Programme of events for this year

Look at photographs of the village, and villagers, from days gone by

Learn about the Society’s ongoing projects, and how you could help

Find links to other local history societies

Roxton (Population 348) is a small village and civil parish located in the Borough of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England. Roxton is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The entry reads: Rochesdone/stone: Rhiwallon from Hugh de Beauchamp; William Speke. Mill (260 eels).
The village has two churches, the Royal Oak public house and a garden centre. There is a post office to the rear of the public house. Roxton Church of England Lower School is also located in the village. The parish used to include Wyboston, Chawston and Colesden, but in May 2007 they became independent of Roxton but are included in the history groups district. Many of the older dwellings are built of attractive wattle and daub, some retaining their thatched roofs.

Gallery
See photographs and documents of Roxton old and new.

Archive
Examine our extensive archive, follow a history trail round the village, and read about Roxton past and present.

Programme
See our forthcoming Programme of meetings and visits.

Keep up to date with village news

Get In Touch

Would like to join the Roxton and District History Group or contribute to our collection?