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The A5 London Holyhead Trunk Road is a major road in England and Wales.
The A505 is an A-class road in England. It follows part of the route of the Icknield Way and the corresponding Icknield Way Path and runs from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire to the A11, Cambridgeshire near Abington and Sawston. Being built in the East of England countryside, the majority of the road is flat, and some of the road is raised.
This is a list of abbots of St Albans Abbey up to its Dissolution in 1539.
AFC Dunstable are a football club based in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England.
Aldi (stylised as ALDI) is the common brand of two German discount supermarket chains with over 10,000 stores in 20 countries, and an estimated combined turnover of more than €50 billion.
Alexander Neckam(8 September 115731 March 1217) was an English scholar, teacher, theologian and abbot of Cirencester Abbey from 1213 until his death.
All Saints Academy (formerly The Northfields Technology College) is a mixed secondary school located in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England.
Ancestry.com LLC is a privately held online company based in Lehi, Utah.
In historiography, ancient Rome is Roman civilization from the founding of the city of Rome in the 8th century BC to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD, encompassing the Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic and Roman Empire until the fall of the western empire.
Andrew Edmund Armstrong Selous (born 27 April 1962) is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom who has been the Member of Parliament for South West Bedfordshire since 2001 general election.
The Antonine Itinerary (Itinerarium Antonini Augusti, "The Itinerary of the Emperor Antoninus") is a famous itinerarium, a register of the stations and distances along various roads.
Argos (Modern Greek: Άργος; Ancient Greek: Ἄργος) is a city in Argolis, the Peloponnese, Greece and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England.
Asda Stores Ltd. trading as Asda, is a British supermarket retailer, headquartered in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Damon Michael Gough (born 2 October 1969, in Dunstable, Bedfordshire), known by the stage name Badly Drawn Boy, is an English indie singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire, England.
The Bedford Dunstable plant was a truck and bus vehicle assembly plant, located in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England.
Bedfordshire (abbreviated Beds.) is a county in the East of England.
The Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service is a county record office, holding archival material associated with Bedfordshire and Luton.
Bejam was a British frozen food retailer founded by John Apthorp in 1968, based in Stanmore.
Bernard Bresslaw (25 February 1934 – 11 June 1993) was an English comic actor, best remembered as a member of the Carry On team.
Bernard O'Mahoney (born 15 March 1960, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England) is an English author, security detail, and former soldier.
Boots UK (formerly Boots the Chemists Ltd), trading as Boots, is a pharmacy chain in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Thailand and other territories.
Bourgoin-Jallieu is a commune in the Isère department in the province of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in France.
The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.
The British Land Company plc is one of the largest property development and investment companies in the United Kingdom.
Brive-la-Gaillarde (Limousin dialect of Occitan language: Briva la Galharda) is a commune of France.
The Bronze Age is a historical period characterized by the use of bronze, and in some areas proto-writing, and other early features of urban civilization.
Burton is a large United Kingdom high street clothing retailer.
Catherine of Aragon (16 December 1485 – 7 January 1536), was Queen of England from June 1509 until May 1533 as the first wife of King Henry VIII; she was previously Princess of Wales as the wife of Henry's elder brother Arthur.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
Central Bedfordshire is a unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of Bedfordshire, England.
Central Bedfordshire College (formerly Dunstable College, also known as CBC) is a British further education college located in Bedfordshire, England.
Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649.
The Chiltern Hills form a chalk escarpment in South East England.
The Church of England (C of E) is the state church of England.
In England, a civil parish is a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority.
The coaching inn (also coaching house or staging inn) was a vital part of Europe's inland transport infrastructure until the development of the railway, providing a resting point for people and horses.
Cologne (Köln,, Kölle) is the largest city in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth most populated city in Germany (after Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich).
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.
A cooperative (also known as co-operative, co-op, or coop) is "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise".
Costa Coffee is a British multinational coffeehouse company headquartered in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Whitbread.
The Crusades were a series of religious wars sanctioned by the Latin Church in the medieval period.
Cumbria is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in North West England.
Don Gilet (born 17 January 1967) is a British actor, best known for his roles in BBC productions Babyfather, EastEnders and 55 Degrees North.
The Dunstable Branch Lines were railway branch lines that joined the English town of Dunstable to the main lines at Leighton Buzzard and Welwyn.
Dunstable Downs are part of the Chiltern Hills, in southern Bedfordshire in England.
Dunstable Grammar School was a grammar school in the market town of Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England.
The Priory Church of St Peter with its monastery (Dunstable Priory) was founded in 1132 by Henry I for Augustinian Canons in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England.
Dunstable Town Football Club is a football club based in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England.
Dunstable Town, also known as Dunstable Church Street, was a railway station on the Great Northern Railway's branch line from Welwyn which served Dunstable in Bedfordshire from 1858 to 1965.
Dunstable is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.
Dunstablians Rugby Union Football Club are an amateur rugby union club based in Bedfordshire, who play their rugby in Midlands 3 East (South), an eight tier league in the English rugby union system.
EastEnders is a British soap opera created by Julia Smith and Tony Holland which has been broadcast on BBC One since 1985.
Edward I (17/18 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), also known as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots (Malleus Scotorum), was King of England from 1272 to 1307.
The Eleanor crosses were a series of twelve lavishly decorated stone monuments topped with tall crosses, of which three survive nearly intact, in a line down part of the east of England.
Eleanor of Castile (1241 – 28 November 1290) was an English queen, the first wife of Edward I, whom she married as part of a political deal to affirm English sovereignty over Gascony.
Elkanah Settle (1 February 1648 – 12 February 1724) was an English poet and playwright.
The English Civil War (1642–1651) was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians ("Roundheads") and Royalists ("Cavaliers") over, principally, the manner of England's governance.
An escarpment is a steep slope or long cliff that forms as an effect of faulting or erosion and separates two relatively leveled areas having differing elevations.
Faye Louise Tozer (born 14 November 1975) is an English singer-songwriter, dancer and stage actress, famous for being one of the three female co-lead singers of British pop group Steps.
Further education (often abbreviated FE) in the United Kingdom and Ireland is education in addition to that received at secondary school, that is distinct from the higher education (HE) offered in universities and other academic institutions.
Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances.
Geoffrey de Gorham (Goreham, Gorron), sometimes called Geoffrey of Dunstable or of Le Mans (d. at St Albans, 26 February 1146), was a Norman scholar who became Abbot of St Albans Abbey, 1119 to 1146.
George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team.
George Wimpey was formed in 1880 and, based in Hammersmith, operated largely as a road surfacing contractor.
Gliding is a recreational activity and competitive air sport in which pilots fly unpowered aircraft known as gliders or sailplanes using naturally occurring currents of rising air in the atmosphere to remain airborne.
Guided buses are buses capable of being steered by external means, usually on a dedicated track or roll way that excludes other traffic, permitting the maintenance of schedules even during rush hours.
Halfords Group plc is a British retailer of car parts, car enhancement, camping and touring equipment and bicycles operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Hang gliding is an air sport or recreational activity in which a pilot flies a light, non-motorised foot-launched heavier-than-air aircraft called a hang glider.
Harpenden is a town in the St Albans City district in the county of Hertfordshire, England.
Hemel Hempstead is a new town in Hertfordshire, England.
There are three related types of Neolithic earthwork that are all sometimes loosely called henges.
Henry I (c. 1068 – 1 December 1135), also known as Henry Beauclerc, was King of England from 1100 to his death.
Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 1509 until his death.
A hillfort is a type of earthworks used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for defensive advantage.
Houghton Regis is a town and civil (administrative) parish in Bedfordshire, England.
Iceland Foods Ltd (trading as Iceland) is a British supermarket chain, with emphasis on the sale of frozen foods, including prepared meals and vegetables.
The Icknield Way is an ancient trackway in southern and eastern England that goes from Norfolk to Wiltshire.
The Icknield Way Path or Icknield Way Trail is a long distance footpath in East Anglia, England.
Inns are generally establishments or buildings where travelers can seek lodging and, usually, food and drink.
The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age system, preceded by the Stone Age (Neolithic) and the Bronze Age.
Ivinghoe Beacon is a prominent hill and landmark in the Chiltern Hills, standing 233 m (757 ft) above sea level.
Jethro Tull are a British rock band formed in Blackpool, Lancashire in 1967.
John Dunstaple (or Dunstable, c. 1390 – 24 December 1453) was an English composer of polyphonic music of the late medieval era and early Renaissance periods.
John Laing Group plc (pronounced "Lang") is a British developer and operator of privately financed, public sector infrastructure projects such as roads, railways, hospitals and schools through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and Private Finance Initiative (PFI) arrangements.
Kerry Michael Dixon (born 24 July 1961, in Luton) is an English retired professional footballer who played as a forward.
Kevin McCloud MBE (born 8 May 1959) is a British designer, writer and television presenter best known for his work on the Channel 4 series Grand Designs, which he has presented since its debut in April 1999.
Sir Khawaja Nazimuddin(خواجہ ناظِمُ الدّین; খাজা নাজিমুদ্দীন; 19 July 1894 – 22 October 1964),, was a Bengali politician, conservative figure, and one of the leading founding fathers of Pakistan.
A kite is a tethered heavier-than-air craft with wing surfaces that react against the air to create lift and drag.
Knettishall Heath is a 91.7 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Knettishall in Suffolk.
A knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a monarch, bishop or other political leader for service to the monarch or a Christian Church, especially in a military capacity.
The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England.
Leighton Buzzard is a town in Bedfordshire, England near the Chiltern Hills and lying between Luton and Milton Keynes.
Leisure Connection Ltd is a fitness and leisure provider and manager of facilities on behalf of local government, national sporting bodies and businesses in UK.
The Local Government Act 1972 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom that reformed local government in England and Wales on 1 April 1974.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
The London Gliding Club (LGC) is a members' club whose airfield is located at the foot of the Dunstable Downs.
Luton is a large town in Bedfordshire, England, Luton east of Aylesbury, west of Stevenage, northwest of London, and southeast of Milton Keynes.
London Luton Airport, previously called Luton International Airport, is an international airport located east of the town centre in the Borough of Luton in Bedfordshire, England, and is north of Central London.
The Luton/Dunstable Urban Area according to the Office for National Statistics is the conurbation (continuous built up area) including the settlements of Luton, Dunstable and Houghton Regis.
The M1 is a motorway in England connecting London to Leeds, where it joins the A1(M) near Aberford, to connect to Newcastle.
Maine is one of the traditional provinces of France (not to be confused with La Maine, the river).
Manshead was a hundred of Bedfordshire in England.
Manshead CE Academy is a mixed Church of England secondary academy and sixth form located on the outskirts of both Caddington and Dunstable in Bedfordshire, England.
Market town or market right is a legal term, originating in the Middle Ages, for a European settlement that has the right to host markets, distinguishing it from a village and city.
The Met Office (officially the Meteorological Office) is the United Kingdom's national weather service.
Michael Timothy 'Mick' Abrahams (born 7 April 1943) is a guitarist and band leader, best known as being the original guitarist for Jethro Tull.
Milton Keynes, locally abbreviated to MK, is a large townAlthough Milton Keynes was specified to be a city in scale and the term "city" is used locally (inter alia to avoid confusion with its constituent towns), formally this title cannot be used.
A motor vehicle is a self-propelled vehicle, commonly wheeled, that does not operate on rails, such as trains or trams and used for the transportation of passengers, or passengers and property.
Municipal boroughs were a type of local government district which existed in England and Wales between 1835 and 1974, in Northern Ireland from 1840 to 1973 and in the Republic of Ireland from 1840 to 2002.
A city charter or town charter (generically, municipal charter) is a legal document (charter) establishing a municipality such as a city or town.
Nigel C. Benson (born January 15, 1955) is a British author and illustrator.
Nikki Iles (born 16 May 1963) is an English jazz composer and musician, playing piano and accordion.
Ordnance Survey (OS) is a national mapping agency in the United Kingdom which covers the island of Great Britain.
Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure.
Paul Spencer Clayton (born 4 January 1965 in Dunstable, England) is a former professional footballer.
Porz is a city district or Stadtbezirk of Cologne, Germany.
Printing is a process for reproducing text and images using a master form or template.
A pub, or public house, is an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic drinks, which traditionally include beer (such as ale) and cider.
Queensbury Academy is a mixed, 11–18 secondary school and sixth form in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England.
Robert Ian Keogh (born 21 October 1991) is an English cricketer who currently plays for Northamptonshire.
Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, KB, PC (11 January 1591 – 14 September 1646) was an English Parliamentarian and soldier during the first half of the 17th century.
Roundheads were supporters of the Parliament of England during the English Civil War.
Sainsbury's is the second largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, with a 16.9% share of the supermarket sector in the United Kingdom.
Saracen was a term widely used among Christian writers in Europe during the Middle Ages.
The Saxons (Saxones, Sachsen, Seaxe, Sahson, Sassen, Saksen) were a Germanic people whose name was given in the early Middle Ages to a large country (Old Saxony, Saxonia) near the North Sea coast of what is now Germany.
Science Colleges were introduced in 2000 as part of the now defunct Specialist Schools Programme in the United Kingdom.
A secondary school is both an organization that provides secondary education and the building where this takes place.
Sewell is a hamlet located in the Central Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England.
Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.
In the education systems of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and some other Commonwealth countries, sixth form (sometimes referred to as Key Stage 5) represents the final 1-3 years of secondary education (high school), where students (typically between 16 and 18 years of age) prepare for their A-level (or equivalent) examinations.
South West Bedfordshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament.
Special education (also known as special needs education, aided education, exceptional education or Special Ed) is the practice of educating students with an IEP or Section 504 in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs.
Spike Breakwell (born Colin James Breakwell on 13 June 1968) is a British comedian.
St Albans is a city in Hertfordshire, England, and the major urban area in the City and District of St Albans.
Steps are a British dance-pop group consisting of Lee Latchford-Evans, Claire Richards, Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer and Ian "H" Watkins.
Ten-pin bowling is a sport in which a player (called a "bowler") rolls a bowling ball down a wood-structure or synthetic (polyurethane) lane and towards ten pins positioned at the end of the lane.
Tesco plc, trading as Tesco, is a British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer with headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
The Chiltern School is a coeducational special school located over two sites in Dunstable and Houghton Regis in Bedfordshire, England.
The Clark Brothers, consisting of Steve (1924 – February 2017) and James ("Jimmy") (23 July 1922 – 30 October 2009), were thought to be the last of the "brothers" acts of tap-dancing's golden age.
Thomas Aynscombe was an early-18th-century Dunstable and Smithfield, London landlord and minor benefactor.
Totternhoe Knolls is a 13.1 hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Totternhoe in Bedfordshire.
A town centre is the commercial or geographical centre or core area of a town.
Tring is a small market town and civil parish in the Borough of Dacorum, Hertfordshire, England.
A nationwide census, known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday, 29 April 2001.
Vauxhall Motors LimitedCompany No.
Waitrose is a chain of British supermarkets, which forms the food retail division of Britain's largest employee-owned retailer, the John Lewis Partnership.
Wardown Park Museum, formerly the Luton Museum & Art Gallery in Luton, is housed in a large Victorian mansion in Wardown Park on the outskirts of the town centre.
The wards and electoral divisions in the United Kingdom are electoral districts at sub-national level represented by one or more councillors.
Waterlow and Sons Limited was a major worldwide engraver of currency, postage stamps, stocks and bond certificates based in London, Watford and Dunstable in England.
Watling Street is a route in England and Wales that began as an ancient trackway first used by the Britons, mainly between the areas of modern Canterbury and using a natural ford near Westminster.
Waulud's Bank is a possible Neolithic henge in Leagrave, Luton dating from 3,000BC.
Weatherfield Academy (formerly Weatherfield School) is a mixed special school located in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England.
The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important railway corridors in the United Kingdom, connecting the major cities of London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and Glasgow.
J D Wetherspoon plc, branded as Wetherspoon, is a pub company in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
Whipsnade Tree Cathedral is a garden in the village of Whipsnade in Bedfordshire, England.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, formerly known as Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, is a zoo and safari park located at Whipsnade, near Dunstable in Bedfordshire, England.
The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire (WTBCN) is a registered charity which manages 126 nature reserves covering.
Wilko Retail Ltd. (formerly Wilkinson Hardware Stores) is a British high-street chain which sells homewares and household goods.
Wolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.
Woolworths Group was a listed British company that owned the high-street retail chain, Woolworths.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.