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Sands of Time Trail

Take an audio voyage around Leighton Buzzard and Heath & Reach and discover this fantastic local resource.

The Sands of Time Project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund has created resources and legacies for future generations through the memories of the people who have lived and worked in the area.

33 interviews have been recorded, 9 plaques have been installed at historical places in Leighton Buzzard and Heath & Reach.

 

Now you can listen to these priceless memories in the comfort of your own home. The locations of the 9 plaques can be found on the map below and audio extracts from interviews can be heard by clicking the numbered, yellow plaques. Each plaque offers stories from generations of sand workers, providing meaningful and personal insights to a way of life that has disappeared for ever.

Listen to the forgotten voices from the past, men and women who lived as children with playgrounds of sand and water. They describe a way of life no longer fashionable, dangerous places of work, great fun, lasting friendships and family life.The trail is a unique way of appreciating local heritage and tradition.

If you would like to down load the soundclips for use on an MP3 player please click here

   
 


 
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