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Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard shown within Bedfordshire
Population 32,417[1]
OS grid reference SP9225
District South Bedfordshire
Shire county Bedfordshire
Region East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEIGHTON BUZZARD
Postcode district LU7
Dialling code 01525
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
European Parliament East of England
List of places: UKEnglandBedfordshire

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"Leedon" redirects here. For the record label, see Leedon Records.

Leighton Buzzard is a town near the Chiltern Hills in Bedfordshire, and is between Luton and Milton Keynes. It adjoins Linslade and the name Leighton Buzzard is sometimes used to refer to the combination of the two towns; parts of this article also apply to Linslade. Leedon Records was an Australian record label active From 1958 to 1969. ... The Chiltern Hills are a chalk escarpment in south east England. ... Bedfordshire (abbreviated Beds) is a county in England that forms part of the East of England region. ... For other uses, see Luton (disambiguation). ... , Milton Keynes ( ; IPA ) is a large town in South East England, about 45 miles (75 km) north-west of London. ... Arms of the Leighton-Linslade Town Council Linslade (formerly Linchlade) is a village in Bedfordshire, England. ...


For local government purposes, the town is part of the South Bedfordshire district and is administered jointly with Linslade as the civil parish of Leighton-Linslade[2]. Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a state or province. ... South Bedfordshire is a local government district in Bedfordshire, England. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... Leighton-Linslade is a civil parish in the district of South Bedfordshire in Bedfordshire, England, with a population of 32,417 (2001 census). ...

Leighton Buzzard Market Square. 19th century Town Hall (with clock tower) and the 15th century pentagonal market cross
Leighton Buzzard Market Square. 19th century Town Hall (with clock tower) and the 15th century pentagonal market cross

Contents

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History

There are a number of theories about its name, but the most likely is that "Leighton" is an Old English language term meaning a clearing in the woods. The "Buzzard" was added by the Dean of Lincoln in whose diocese the town was in the 12th century. He had two communities called "Leighton" and to differentiate them he added the name of his local Prebendary or representative to that of the town. At that time it was a Theobald de Busar and so over the years the town became known as Leighton Buzzard. The other Leighton became Leighton Bromswold. Old English redirects here. ... Leighton Bromswold is a village in the English county of Cambridgeshire. ...


Amenities

Leighton Buzzard contains All Saints Church, an Early English parish church dating from 1277. The church has a 190ft spire and has been described as the cathedral of South Bedfordshire. This church suffered a large fire in the 80s, but has since undergone a full restoration. All Saints Church, Leighton Buzzard is the fine Early English parish church for the town of Leighton Buzzard in the English county of Bedfordshire. ... A parish church is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish, the basic administrative unit of episcopal churches. ... Events The philosophical doctrine Averroism is banned from Paris by bishop Etienne Tempier Burmas Pagan empire begins to disintegrate after being defeated by Kublai Khan at Ngasaungsyan, near the Chinese border. ...


The town is also known for the Leighton Buzzard Light Railway, a narrow gauge heritage railway[3]. Closed|| 1969 The Leighton Buzzard Light Railway (LBLR) is a narrow-gauge light railway in the town of Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire, England. ... Comparison of standard gauge (blue) and one common narrow gauge (red) width. ... A scene on a heritage railway. ...


The town has a combined library and theatre (called the Library Theatre) where both live events and film screenings are regularly held [4].


Leighton Buzzard is represented in terms of sporting teams by Leighton Town F.C. who play football in the Southern League Division One Midlands and Leighton Buzzard R.F.C. who play Rugby Union in Midlands East Division 3. There are also both men's and women's hockey teams at Leighton Buzzard Hockey Club, the Ladies playing in Midlands Division 1. Official crest Leighton Town F.C. are an English football club located in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. ... Soccer redirects here. ... The Southern League Division One Midlands is a football league covering the most of the Midlands . ... Leighton Buzzard R.F.C is a Rugby Union club based in the English town of Leighton Buzzard in the county of Bedfordshire. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ...


Stockgrove Country Park is in nearby Heath and Reach. Stockgrove Country Park is located on the Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire border in the village of Heath and Reach between Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes, with easy access from the A5. ... Heath and Reach is a village and civil parish in the South Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England. ...


After the Poor Law Act of 1834 Leighton Buzzard became the centre of a poor law union that consisted of 15 surrounding parishes with the union workhouse (still standing) being sited in Grovebury Road.


Schools

  • Beaudesert Lower School - Appenine Way
  • St. Martin Dunne School of excellence for specials in the field of hockey and bat sports - Bent Rd
  • Clipstone Brook Lower - Brooklands Dr
  • Greenleas Lower School - Derwent Rd
  • Dovery Down Lower School - Heath Rd
  • Heathwood Lower School - Heath Rd
  • Leedon Lower School - Highfield Rd
  • Linslade Lower School
  • Mary Basset Lower School - Bassett Rd
  • Pulford VA C Of E Lower School - Pulford Rd
  • St Georges Lower School - East St
  • St Leonards (Heath & Reach) V A Lower School
  • Stanbridge Lower School
  • Southcott Lower School - Bideford Green
  • Oak Bank Special School - Sandy La
  • Overstone Combined School - Tilsworth Rd
  • Brooklands Middle School - A school near the south east edge of the town. It is facing closure and a "Save our School" campaign is underway as of July 2007.
  • Gilbert Inglefield Middle School - Next door to Vandyke Upper School.
  • Leighton Middle School - Is in the centre of the town, Mary Norton, who wrote the 'Borrowers' books, lived there in her childhood.
  • Linslade Middle School - Situated over the road from Cedars.
  • Cedars Upper School - Located on the west edge of town, was once a grammar school.
  • Vandyke Upper School - Situated on the east edge of town. As of late 2006, the school has been undergoing a £2.5 million refurbishment.

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Infrastructure

The NatWest Bank at Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England in the style of an Italian palazzo is an example of Neo-Renaissance architecture.
The NatWest Bank at Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England in the style of an Italian palazzo is an example of Neo-Renaissance architecture.
Leighton Buzzard, High Street. The former "Bassett's Bank" (now Barclays Bank) designed by the eminent Victorian architect Alfred Waterhouse.
Leighton Buzzard, High Street. The former "Bassett's Bank" (now Barclays Bank) designed by the eminent Victorian architect Alfred Waterhouse.

Leighton Buzzard is close to the M1 motorway and A5 road, and is served by the West Coast Main Line railway at Leighton Buzzard railway station (in Linslade). The Grand Union Canal runs through the town, alongside the River Ouzel. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,048 × 1,536 pixels, file size: 621 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,048 × 1,536 pixels, file size: 621 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... The Classic NatWest logo National Westminster Bank Plc, trading as NatWest, is a commercial bank in the United Kingdom, part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. ... Bedfordshire (abbreviated Beds) is a county in England that forms part of the East of England region. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The quintessential medieval European palace: Palais de la Cité, in Paris, the royal palace of France. ... Château de Ferrières 1855 Mentmore Towers English Neo-Renaissance of the 1850s. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 618 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Original image by Giano, loaded as Image:DSCN0455. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 618 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Original image by Giano, loaded as Image:DSCN0455. ... Barclays Bank headquarters One Churchill Place, Canary Wharf Barclays plc (LSE: BARC, NYSE: BCS, TYO: 8642 ) is the fourth largest bank in the United Kingdom. ... The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... The Natural History Museum in South Kensington, London, has an ornate terracotta facade typical of high Victorian architecture. ... The M1 motorway heading south towards junction 37 at Barnsley, South Yorkshire. ... The A5 is a major road in the United Kingdom. ... The WCML running alongside the M1 motorway at Watford Gap in Northamptonshire A Virgin Pendolino and freight train on the WCML The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important intercity railway lines in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... Leighton Buzzard railway station (actually in Linslade) is a railway station that serves the Leighton Buzzard and Linslade area of Bedfordshire and adjacent parts of Buckinghamshire The station is served by Silverlink County local services from Northampton to London on the West Coast Main Line. ... The canal at Braunston The Grand Union Canal is a canal in England and part of the British canal system. ... See also Lovat River (Russia). ...


In popular culture

The town was where the 1960s band 'The Barron Knights' first formed and also the 1980s pop group 'Kajagoogoo', who had an international hit with 'Too Shy'. Pop group Modern Romance started life as punk band The Leyton Buzzards, though they originated from London E10 rather than Bedfordshire. The Barron Knights were a British humorous pop group, originally formed in 1960 in Leighton Buzzard as the Knights of the Round Table. ... Kajagoogoo were a British pop band best known for their first single, Too Shy, which reached number one in the UK Singles Chart and number five in the U.S Billboard Hot 100 in 1983. ... Modern Romance was a pop music band with a distinctive trumpet-driven sound, formed in 1981 by previous members of punk band Leyton Buzzards. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... The Leyton Buzzards were a British rock band active between 1979 and 1980. ... , Leyton is an area of East London and part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest. ...


Other famous residents of, or the villages close to, Leighton Buzzard include the late Bob Monkhouse, Kriss Akabusi, Dave Lee Travis, Steve Askew (Kajagoogoo) and Darren Gough. Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... Bob Monkhouse presenting Celebrity Squares (Image copyright British Film Institute) Robert Allen Monkhouse OBE (June 1, 1928 – December 29, 2003) was an English entertainer in the traditional sense, though primarily known as a comedian and game show host. ... Kriss Kezie Uche Chukwu Duru Akabusi MBE (born 28 November 1958 in London, England) is a former athlete who went on to become a television presenter and motivational speaker. ... Dave Lee Travis (born in Buxton, Derbyshire on 25 May 1945) also known professionally as DLT, is a British radio presenter, best known for his career on BBC Radio 1. ... Steve Askew (original Kajagoogoo lead Guitar) was born on December 4th 1957 in Middlesex London. ... Darren Gough (born September 18, 1970, Monk Bretton, Barnsley, Yorkshire) is an English cricketer. ...


Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild lived at Leighton Buzzard in Leighton House before building and moving to Waddesdon Manor. Baron Ferdinand James Anselm de Rothschild (1839-1898) was a British MP and philanthropist, a member of the international Rothschild financial dynasty. ... Waddesdon Manor. ...


The town is also infamous for being dumped into Room 101 by comedy duo Mel GiedroycSue Perkins. This page is about the TV series Room 101. ... Melanie Clare Sophie Giedroyc [IPA: mɛl gidrɔʏtʃ or gjɛdrɔʏtʃ] (born June 5, 1968) is an English television presenter, actor, and writer. ... Sue Perkins 2006 Tour Photo. ...


One of the local quarries was used in the Hamunaptra scene in The Mummy Returns and more recently a scene for The Da Vinci Code The Mummy Returns is a 2001 American movie starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, and Arnold Vosloo, and is directed by Stephen Sommers. ... This article is about the film. ...


Industry

The town is, or has at one time, been the home to various industries: Lipton Tea which has now closed down, Gossard clothing, Lancer Boss (forklifts, etc.). For people named Lipton, see Lipton (surname). ... Courtaulds was an English based manufacturer of fabric, clothing, artificial fibres, and chemicals. ... US airman operates forklift at a truck A forklift is a powered industrial truck used to hoist and transport materials by means of steel forks inserted under the load. ...


The town has a sizeable sand quarrying industry. For other uses, see Sand (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Quarry (disambiguation). ...


The first and only TXE1 telephone exchange was developed by the General Post Office and went into service in 1968. To meet the growing demand it was added to by two TXE2 exchanges and a TXE6 exchange on the night of 18th August 1971. A third TXE2 was added latter but everything was all replaced by a TXE4 exchange around 1977, some of the TXE2 equipment was used to provide a new TXE2 at West Mersea Island in Essex. The large building, built on the site of the former Lake House, that housed all these TXE exchanges and the current digital exchange can be found in Lake Street. TXE, which stands for Telephone eXchange Electronic, was the designation given to a family of telephone exchanges developed by the British General Post Office (GPO), now BT, designed to replace the ageing Strowger systems. ... The British General Post Office (GPO) was officially established in 1660 by Charles II and it eventually grew to combine the functions of both the state postal system and telecommunications carrier. ... , West Mersea is a small town in the Colchester borough of Essex in the East of England. ...


Countrywide and Connells/Sequence, the UK's two largest estate agents' chains, both have their head offices in the town, as does the UK branch of Tupperware. Tupperware logo A Tupperware storage container. ...


Culture

There are numerous amateur dramatic organisations in the town, including Leighton Buzzard Drama Group, Leighton Musical Theatre Company (formerly Leighton Linslade Amateur Operatic Society), Leighton Masqueraders and Leighton Buzzard Children’s Theatre.


In addition many amateur music groups and organisations exist in the town, including the Leighton Buzzard Music Centre (at Vandyke Upper School), the Leighton Buzzard Festival Singers and the Linsdale Singers. Vandyke Upper School and Community College is an Upper School and Sixth Form college in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England. ...


Expansion

The town is expanding eastwards, and it encompasses RAF Stanbridge and the former hamlet of Leedon. The population of Leighton-Linslade is estimated to have reached 34,370 in 2004 and is forecast to rise to 39,180 by 2009.[5] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A hamlet is (usually — see below) a small settlement, too small or unimportant to be considered a village. ...


References

  1. ^ Census, 2001: Leighton-Linslade
  2. ^ Council Website retrieved 07 August 2007
  3. ^ Train site retrieved 07 August 2007
  4. ^ Theatre Site retrieved 07 August 2007
  5. ^ Bedfordshire County Council: Population Estimates and Forecasts 2005.
  • ^ Council Website retrieved 07 August 2007
  • ^ Train site retrieved 07 August 2007
  • ^ Theatre Site retrieved 07 August 2007
  • ^ Bedfordshire County Council: Population Estimates and Forecasts 2005.

External links

  • Leighton Buzzard links in Chainki wiki.
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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Leighton Buzzard (1877 words)
Leighton Bromswold is a village in the English county of Cambridgeshire.
All Saints Church, Leighton Buzzard is the fine Early English parish church for the town of Leighton Buzzard in the English county of Bedfordshire.
Leighton Buzzard railway station (actually in Linslade) is a railway station that serves the Leighton Buzzard and Linslade area of Bedfordshire and adjacent parts of Buckinghamshire The station is served by Silverlink County local services from Northampton to London on the West Coast Main Line.
Leighton Buzzard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (472 words)
Leighton Buzzard is a town near the Chiltern Hills in Bedfordshire, and is between Luton and Milton Keynes.
The "Buzzard" was added by the Dean of Lincoln in whose diocese the town was in the 12th century.
It is close to the M1 motorway and A5 road, and is served by the West Coast Main Line railway at Leighton Buzzard railway station (in Linslade).
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