Friends of Tiddenfoot Waterside Park


A map showing the Danelaw (shaded), which was reconquered by King Edward the Elder

Tiddenfoot and the First World War - can you help?

With the centenary of the start of the First World War just around the corner, many people are searching out local links with the war. We would like to hear from anyone who knows of any part the Tiddenfoot area played in the Great War (although the pit that forms the current lake was not dug until the 1920s). If enough information is forthcoming, we aim to write a short article. Please send any ideas or contributions by email to [email protected] or by using the form on the Contacts page.

The great floods of 1954

In December 1954 Leighton Buzzard (in Bedfordshire, as now) and Linslade (then in Buckinghamshire) were badly affected by unexpectedly heavy rainfall, causing extensive flooding. The Tiddenfoot sand quarry was the scene of a 30-foot waterfall which helped relieve some of the surrounding area from the worst effects of flooding.
The Leighton Buzzard Observer and Linslade Gazette recorded the events - click the icon below to see the front-page report. We express our thanks to Luton News and Dunstable Gazette for permission to reproduce the article.

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Little Niagara

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