Apple Day 2017

Bromham Mill and Gallery hosts their hugely popular annual Apple Day, on Sunday 15th October, from 11am – 4pm.

Thousands of people attended this event last year, celebrating all things apple! There will be lots of stalls to browse, including crafts, jewellery and artwork, as well as a handmade market, and local wildlife stalls including the Bedfordshire Beekeepers and the Raptor Foundation.

This is all alongside an array of food stalls with lots of choice from hog roast, cheese and chutney, donuts, homemade burgers, and of course apples and a cider bar.

There will be plenty of entertainment with an owl display, a petting zoo, giant games arena, sheepdog demonstration, ridgeside lurcher & terrier display and live music.

Cllr Sarah-Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said: ‘Apple Day is always a popular event and with so much on offer this year it’s once again set to be a fantastic day out for the whole family!’

Entry into Apple Day is £5 for adults and £3 for children. Bromham Park is managing and operating a car park at the rear of the meadow with a small fee per car.


The Biddenham Show 2017

The biggest event in Biddenham’s year took place despite the poor weather conditions and the threat of rain. The event was well attended throughout the 4 hours. Overcoats did not make a difference to peoples’ enthusiasm!

All the usual stalls were on display. All the planned activities were also there with the Magic & Punch and Judy shows, proving very popular in the windy conditions.

The various competitions attracted even more interest this year with families and children in particular, displaying a lot of their work on the boards and display tables.

Although the weather conditions were touch and go the organisers did a fantastic job in arranging the event and staying motivated in the setup, running and packing of the event.

Well done to all Biddenham Show committee members and helpers.

A selection of pictures taken of the show can be seen below:

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LibraryPlus at Bromham and Bedford

Your Library Service has changed – you can now take advantage of the flexible LibraryPlus service, giving you extra choice to use libraries with extended opening times.

The introduction of LibraryPlus at Bedford Central Library, Bromham Library and Wootton Library gives you extra choice and flexibility. You can now use the libraries through a mixture of staffed and self-service hours, when you use your library card and PIN to enter the library.

Note the following
In order to use the self service you need to go to a library during staffed time. With your existing card they need to change a category flag on your account details. Once they have done this then you can use the library in self – service hours. Your existing library card with the pin is otherwise the same.



Changing face of Bedford – Riverside Development

The Riverside Bedford development will be officially opening on Saturday 2nd September 2017. Set on the banks of the River Great Ouse and opposite St Mary’s Gardens, the development features restaurants, a cinema and a hotel.

There are a number of activities organised for Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd  September 2017.

The new restaurants, wagamamaZizziMEXIcoMiller & Carter and Gourmet Burger Kitchen will be offering free tasters of their most popular dishes. There will also be voucher giveaways and chances to win free meals, Vue cinema tickets and an overnight stay at the Premier Inn.

The development is also home to Bedford’s newest public square and visitors will be able to enjoy free entertainment from noon to 5 PM during the weekend. A fantastic team of puppeteers, musicians, mime artists, jugglers, dancers, stilt walkers, hula hoopers and more will perform throughout the development and interact with visitors making it a fun event for young and old alike. Further details can be accessed by clicking this link

Discover Jordans Mill

Jordans Mill is tucked away on the banks of the River Ivel near Biggleswade, but only minutes from the A1.mill-tour-1

Our tours are meant for all ages and take you on a journey through time, where you will learn more about the milling process, find out lots of historical facts and most importantly have some fun.

Stuck for something to do then why no visit our shop, stroll through the gardens get the children involved in our Beast in the Woods trail or grab something to eat in our Riverside Café.

Whatever you want we are sure to have something to keep you entertained! If you would like more details click Advert or to book please call 01767 603940.

Kind Regards

Tony Darnell
Marketing and PR Manager
Jordans Mill


Last training day for Biddenham Youth Cricket 2017

The last training day for Biddenham Youth Cricket took place on the evening of Monday 17th July 2017 with various age category’s represented. There were many of this year’s junior membership of 90 along with their families present.  This number was up from 55 last year. The cricket field was full of various training activities taking place with busy coaches directing  Its not often you see such a busy playing field in Deep Spinney!

The weather was fantastic, hot and sunny, perfect cricket weather. It has been the same throughout most of the 2017 season.

At the finish all children were given a traditional pizza to celebrate the end  of season. Chris Spurgeon gave a presentation about the success of Biddenham youth cricket. He stated that this year’s success can be measured by the number of children participating and given the opportunity to play fixtures. All volunteers and supporting staff were thanked as cricket would not be possible without them. The Village of Biddenham can be justifiably proud of their cricket teams and club.

A number of fixtures still remain to be completed with the next one in Pavenham on 23 July 2017.

Some pictures of the celebration can be seen below:-

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Biddenham Cricket Club

Spotlight on Biddenham Junior cricket Club at Harrold

On a rather cool but sunny Sunday 25th June 2017, Biddenham junior (under 9) cricket club played an away cricket match in the beautiful village of Harrold. Despite the tremendous efforts by the team and going against their normal good form the match was unfortunately lost to Harrold juniors.  Many parents were present and all  enjoyed the lively and competitive match.  The team are looking forward to their next match at home to Elstow on 2nd July 2017.

A team picture is available at biddenham juniors

Biddenham Cricket Club

If there are any other Biddenham clubs or societies that would like to be in the spot light please forward details to

Open Farm at Stagsden

Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s national open day. Visit your local Manor Farm in Stagsden on Sunday 11th June 2017 and discover the world of farming. 

Open Farm is one of the farming industry’s biggest success stories. Since the first Open Farm Sunday in 2006, over 1000 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed people onto their farm for one Sunday each year. It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer and the fabulous work they do producing our food and managing the countryside.

The Biddenham Cricket Club season is about to start!

The 2017 season at Biddenham CC sees the club expanding its youth section to run an extra team. Teams this year will be run at U9, U11, U13 and U15

Junior training commences at the Pavilion on Monday 17th April and continues each Monday from 6pm until mid July

If you would like to join the youth section please come to the pavilion at 6pm on a Monday evening to register or contact our youth co-ordinator Chris Spurgeon at Senior teams will again operate on Saturdays, Sundays and on Midweek evenings.  The Saturday team will play in Division 1 of the Four Counties League. The Sunday league team are promoted to Division 3 of The Bedfordshire County League.  The Sunday friendly side will operate regularly from mid June until the end of August.   Our Midweek team will play in the Bedford Midweek league and also the Hospital Cup.

If you would like to play for one, or all, of the senior teams please contact our cricket secretary Richard Fone at

More details, including subscription rates, can be found on the club website at

Richard Fone