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Ampthill is a small market town with a more interesting and significant history than many towns of much larger size. The town grew around a major cross-roads and its position on the greensand ridge gave it a prominent position overlooking the Vale of Bedford. This, together with its attractive buildings, creates a certain charm that rarely fails to cast its spell on residents and visitors alike. 

A summary of it's richhistory can be found by going to the Historical summary page or the Ampthill History section

 


 

The promotion of the history of Ampthill has for many decades been closely associated with Andrew Underwood (1934-2012) who was the driving force behind the establishment of the Ampthill History Forum and acted as its consultant.

There are several local history groups in the area and their contact details can be found on the Local History Groups page 


 For details of what is happening in Ampthill now why not visit Ampthill Town Council or Ampthill - Past, Present & Future 

This site is currently being redeveloped, we will be gradually adding more content over the coming months - please have a look around & come back soon

   
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