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Forthcoming events:

Watch this space and be the first to see more of our exciting plans for 2021.

mid-October 2021 (dates tbc): Exhibition at The Higgins, Bedford showing "Warden Abbey Revealed". To include a display of artefacts and talks, as well as holiday activities for children and young people.

Sunday 12 September 2021: Warden Abbey Vineyard Open Day

Past events:

Sep 2019: OWHHS 'Mini Museum' at Warden Abbey Vineyard Open Day.

Aug 2019: Family activities day at The Higgins, Bedford. OWHHS stand in the Settlement Gallery between 11am and 3pm. Chance to get hands-on with medieval tile fragments found in Warden Abbey Vineyard. Ideal for children.

Jul 2019: Greensand Festival Event. Delving into Heritage Day: The Origins and Development of Monastic Heritage in Greensand Country. Day-long conference with a range  of speakers and optional guided walk at The Sculpture Gallery, Woburn Abbey.


Jun 2019: Greensand Festival Event at Ampthill Parish Church. Display of geophysics plots and the original reconstruction painting of Warden Abbey. Opportunity to talk to members of OWHHS about the abbey's links with Millbrook, Priestley, Steppingley, Flitwick and Ampthill. Refreshments in the Chapter House.

Jan 2019: Talk on the reconstruction painting 'Warden Abbey c.1370' at the Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine. 11am to noon. No booking required.


Sep 2018:    OWHHS History Tent at Warden Abbey Vineyard Open Day


Jul 2018:     Reconstruction painting 'Warden Abbey c.1370' unveiled

Jun 2018:    OWHHS hosts The Young Archaeologists' Club from The Higgins, Bedford at Warden Abbey Vineyard

May 2018:   Greensand Festival - Warden Abbey project display in the parish church


Oct 2017:     Warden Abbey project – display and talks revealing the

                     results of the geophysical survey to our sponsors, supporters,

                     volunteers and members

Sep 2017:    OWHHS History Tent at Warden Abbey Vineyard – display

                     and talks

Jul 2017:    Quince Hill Norman Ring-work - Talk and Tour

Apr 2017:    Geophysical survey at the site of Warden Abbey


Mar 2017:   Talk on the warden pear and launch of our Warden Abbey

                    geophysical survey project


Oct 2016:    OWHHS Secretary interviewed by Michael Portillo in Swiss

                    Garden for Great Rail Journeys

Jul 2016:   'Tudor Times at Old Warden Church'–celebrating the Anne

                    of Cleves Panels (in conjunction with the Parochial Church



Apr 2016:    OWHHS Launch Event - Display 'The 1939 Register' and a

                    talk on Warden Abbey


Jul 2015:    Church Event: Floral Displays themed on Old Warden 

                    history (in conjunction with the Parochial Church Council)


Aug 2014:  'Warden at War' Exhibition in the Garden Room, Swiss Garden

Oct 2013:  Exhibition 'Social History through Gravestones'


Dec 2016 Newletter
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