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We're a diverse bunch with all sort of interests - tennis, bowls, golf, sailing, dancing, singing, walking, jazz, opera, bird-watching, reading, computing, travelling and property development, to name but a few!
Sandy Historical Research Group was formed in late 2001, in order to capture the history of this Bedfordshire market town during the last 150 years or so (and further back where possible).
This means you can always find something fun or interesting to do and enjoy company at the weekend.
The group has members from across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, including Harpenden, St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Bushey, Welwyn, Hatfield, Stevenage, Letchworth, Flitwick, Dunstable, Luton and Bedford.
A total of twenty-one infantry battalions served within the regiment between 19, being posted at home, on the Western Front, in northern Italy, the Middle East, India and Burma during the war.
The regiment's soldiers achieved incredible feats during the war and were awarded around 1,000 gallantry and bravery medals including seven Victoria Crosses.The group also produces a Magazine twice a year (Spring & Autumn and FREE to members) – “SHRUB“. The book contains 40 views and images depicting the life of Sandy, dating back in some cases to the turn of the 20th century and up to the 1950’s/ early 1960’s.This is full of articles written by members and supporters, about the history of Sandy and its residents over the last 150 years or so. The second volume of ‘Pictorial Memories of Sandy’ was published in November 2009 and both are available online, from any Committee Member, or from Sandy Tourist Information Point (inside the Town Council Offices)The group presents several exhibitions of some of its collection of old photo’s and artefacts each year.Between 19, the following battalions served within the Bedfordshire Regiment, and their war diaries (in addition to other information, stories and photographs) can be viewed by following the links: - a pre-war 'Regular' battalion dating back to 1688, and formerly titled the '16th Regiment of Foot'.Apart from a few months in Italy during the winter of 1917-1918, they served on the Western Front from August 1914 until April 1919.The group has also had discussions with AOC regarding the archaeological dig that was carried out on the new Tesco store development in New Road in 2011.