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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
Assoc. for Prosecution of Felons 1810 Wills Index
Parish Officers 1890 Commonwealth Marriage 1656
Electoral Roll - 1890 Strays in Bedfordshire
Electoral Roll - 1918 Hospital Patients 1744-1766
Absent Voters - 1918 Bastardy Case
Absent Voters - 1919 Census 1841- 1901
Electoral Roll - 1925 & Introduction Removal Order - Peter Robins
Absent Voters - 1925
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
Clergy & Churchwardens 1573-1644 Window Tax - 1750
Meeting Houses Hearth Tax
Religious Census - 1851 Land Tax - 1801
Harvest Festival 1878 Gamekeepers
Church - Newsclips Sales
Tower Restoration - 305th Memorial 1910 Valuations - Introduction
Patronal Festival 1914 1910 Valuations - Listing & Index
Snowdrops (an interactive e-book feature) 1915 - Pretoria Cottages
Mothers' Union Carr's Farm 1939
Magazine February 1896 Farm Census 1952
Parishes Divided 1928 Village Green
Sunday School Chelston Rise
War Memorial

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

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

Temperance Notes from the Newspapers
Temperance Newsclips - mainpage
Band of Hope

Accidents Index (villages)
Index of Accidents (villages) Baxter Family
Bird-Baxter Wedding 1948
Airfield H E Desborough - 1889
Chelveston Airfield Rod Eady retires
Chelveston Airfield - newsclips Lack Family
Chelveston Airbase & Events Miss Mary Helen Simpson M.B.E.
Louisa Shortland
Obituaries Index (villages)
Village Memories
Flying Fortress Arrives 1956

Memories - Alf Carr

Airfield - Engineering Group Badges
(an interactive e-book feature)
James Guinee - blacksmith
Airbase Memories (BGMA)
Airbase Housing - Chelston Rise
305th Bomb Group - mainpage Village
Around the Village
Reading Room

GI's & Brides

Raising Funds 1881
B-47 Lands 1956

Celebrations & Events School & Education
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
Women's Institute Maydays
Maydays Shorthand-typing Class

Commerce Transport
Alehouse Recognizances 1630 Toll Gates
Badger Licences Railway Station
Whellan's Directory - 1874
Trade Directories War & Wartime
Star & Garter Inn Inhabitants & Arms in 1590

Montagu Musters - early 1600's
Crime Able Bodied Men 1638
Quarter Sessions Introduction Civil War Money Loaned to Parliament
Quarter Sessions Cases Militia Lists
Presentment - 1576 Soldiers' Notes
Presentments 1693-1790 Belgian Refugees
Henry Newell - Arson in 1835 War Memorial
Albert Brittin - bonfire 1928 Blackberry Picking 1918
Court Reports
Armistice Service 1928
Exercise Valentine 1943
Civil Defence 1944
Index of Fires (villages) R D Page - DCM
Fire - St George's-row, 1924

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