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Langford is a town arranged nearby the River Ivel in the region of Bedfordshire. Here is a guide demonstrating the area.

The town is of Saxon cause and at one time it had at least one fording focuses over the stream. The name depends on the words long passage from the length of the settlement. At the season of the Domesday Book the populace was around one hundred. Here is a concise depiction of Domesday Bedfordshire (in spite of the fact that Langford is not unequivocally specified in it).

Langford is three miles south of Biggleswade and has been a settlement on the east bank of the waterway Ivel since Saxon circumstances. It is a long straggling town which at one time had a few fording focuses over the waterway, henceforth its name. There are a few shops including a butchers, beauticians and a general store. Different offices incorporate a portable library, post office, neighborhood bring down school and a specialist's surgery. Neighborhood transport administrations hurry to Hitchin and Biggleswade.

On the west side of the stream Ivel is a piece of the Ivel Valley wide open venture, in particular, Henlow normal and Langford knolls nearby nature save. This is a 47 section of land hold and regardless of its name, Henlow basic is arranged in Langford ward. It came to Langford in 1985 after a trade of land between the two wards, as an enrolled basic it keeps its unique name. Dams discard, prior called Adams dump, goes through the center of the save. It is more similar to a little waterway than a dump.

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In past years the principle business in the town was horticulture with a large portion of the men working in the fields. A vocation for the most part done by ladies was peasing, ladies winning cash to fit out their youngsters with winter garments. Langford Garden Center is comfortable south end of the town, the town now begins at the Balk corner and it is almost three miles to the Running Waters at the north end of the town.

The town has developed massively since 1961 when the populace was 1,250, then the lodging homes were assuming control over the fields and knolls, so that by 1976 it had multiplied to 2,500 and in 2001 it was 3,000.

After the primary world war the Ivy Leaf Club was established to give a position of diversion to ex servicemen. The club has been enhanced incredibly throughout the years and is an awesome meeting place for a number of the villagers.

Most likely the greatest change in the town is the King George V Memorial Playing Field in the focal point of the town. It is a dedication to the men who lost their lives in the Second World War and a tree was planted to honor each of the eleven men from the town who passed on. Presently we likewise have a Village Hall based on the field and it is an extraordinary resource for old and youthful alike, where many games and social exercises occur.

Not a long way from the playing field is the area church of St Andrew. A fourteenth century building, strange in the way that the tower is on the south side of the congregation. Unique recolored glass is still in a portion of the windows. In the focal point of the town is the War Memorial, raised in 1920. The clock was included later, all by open membership.