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Stevington: The Village History was the Trust's first publication in 2001. It runs to some 430 pages including 24 in colour with an A3 map and overlay. 200 copies were printed in hard covers and 400 in paper covers. Both editions are now sold out but some copies have been available on the Amazon website in recent years. In due course we hope to post extracts from the History on this site.

Stevington in Pictures was published in 2004 and beautifully complements the first publication. The book is a collection of nearly 500 photographs originating from the turn of the 19th Century to the present day. There is an explanatory text of some 40 pages and in all the volume amounts to 184 stunning pages in full colour. The modern photography is mostly the work of Roger Day of Park Road, Stevington.

See samples from Stevington in Pictures or preview images from the book in the Gallery section.

Review from Bedfordshire County Life

"Too often we live for today and neglect to record daily events as they unfold. More often than not the history of our forbears is lost, or at least sparce. The people of the Bedfordshire village of Stevington, however are not so inclined. Stevington In Pictures is a superb collection of the photographic memeories of the people, the characters and the way of life in the village. With a mix of historical older photographs complemented with the contemporary way of life in the 21st century, this magnificent book is a tribute to those involved in its compilation. There are 483 beautifully reproduced photos, all of which are in colour, with the exception of the historical and much older black and white selection. If there was ever a local history book to be included in your collection then Stevington In Pictures is one. Words will never do it justice in the way the photographs do".

The cost of the book is £17.50. Please add £3.50 for postage and packing within the UK.

Cheques should be made payable to the Stevington Historical Trust. Copies are available from:

Peter Hart of 2 Park Road Stevington, Beds. MK43 7QD - Email:

Roger Day of 7 Park Road Stevington, Beds. MK43 7QU - Email:


Whereas the previous calendars for 2005 and 2006 were illustrated mostly by photographs taken from the Stevington In Pictures publication, the 2010 calendar offers a preview of some of the images intended for inclusion in the forthcoming Natural History of Stevington.


We produced HISTORIC WALKS IN STEVINGTON in April 2007.

Beautifully ilustrated by local artists, the book places several of the most interesting local walks into an historical perspective and includes a helpful guide map for ramblers.

Copies are still available at a cost of £6.00 from Peter Hart or you can request a copy online by using the Enquiries Form ............... See a few sample page

The Trust has several current projects

  1. The marketing and distribution of the recently published Natural History of Stevington. This eight year-long study was started in January 2007 and was completed in 2015. It consists of two parts: a Garden Watch and a Field Survey.
  2. The transcription and editing of the Manorial Records of Stevington.
  3. The transcription and editing of the Stevington Enclosure Award of 1806 and the reconstitution of the lost Award Schedule
  4. The transcription and editing of the Second Church Book of the Stevington Baptist Meeting.

We should like to hear from anyone who is interested in helping with the projects (contact: Peter Hart)