Wish you were here, having a lovely time, weather good x
I am currently enjoying a summer break in Flitwick. It feels odd travelling from Brighton station up to Bedfordshire in August because everyone else is going the other way and coming down to Brighton for their holiday. But I have grown to love this quiet little place which is so different from the cosmopolitan atmosphere down on the south coast.
I always sleep better here, it’s so quiet! And so dark at night, no street lights shining in your window or sounds of passing traffic. It really is ‘home from home’ and I always travel back to Brighton feeling refreshed from the change.
While I’m visiting here it’s worth taking a look back to see my family history in connection with Bedfordshire. Catherine Ann Dinnis was the eldest child of my gg grandfather John Dinnis and Charlotte Sampson. Catherine married Abraham Robarts on the 29th January 1862, and she lived with him in Stratton Street, Biggleswade until his retirement when they moved to Tulse Hill, Lambeth in London. Abraham was a Master Butcher in Biggleswade High Street, Bedfordshire from around 1841-1891.
In the picture above (from Townsfolk of Biggleswade Volume 4, published by Biggleswade History Society) you can see W. Robarts butchers shop. Walter Robarts was Abrahams older brother. You can read more about it here.
Flitwick Moor is very picturesque, you can see more pictures here.
There is also a lovely church, in beautiful surroundings.