Taking a walk in Royal footsteps


The next Sandy Information Centre Guided Walk for 2015 takes place on Tuesday, July 21 entitled the Tempsford Walk part II.

Last year local resident and historian, Steve Cooney of Tempsford, gave a guided walk of the Church End part of the village where he unveiled the history behind Gannocks Castle, the parish church, the Millennium Garden and the Tempsford Museum and Archive.

Now Steve will be taking people round and talking about the interesting buildings on the Station Road part of the village.

Station Road was once a throbbing and vibrant community, with shops, pubs, butchers, drapers and blacksmiths etc. The trip will also visit Tempsford Hall, once the family seat of the Payne and Stuart families and the long lost Tempsford Railway Station which brought many military personnel and SOE agents to the nearby famous Tempsford Airfield, including the King and the Queen.

Meet at the entrance to Station Road (parking on the left hand side of the road) at 7pm. 

The cost of the guided walk is £5.50 per person (payable on booking).

Obtain further information and book your place on this tour at Sandy Information Centre, Sandy Town Council, 10 Cambridge Road, Sandy 01767 681491 tourism@sandytowncouncil.gov.uk