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History of Luton, Bedfordshire in photos

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Geography: Luton - is a large town, borough and unitary authority area of Bedfordshire, England. Luton and its near neighbours, Dunstable and Houghton Regis, form the Luton/Dunstable Urban Area with a population of about 258,000. It is located 20 miles (30 km) east of Aylesbury, 14 miles (20 km) west of Stevenage, 30 miles (50 km) north-northwest of London, and 22 miles (40 km) southeast of Milton Keynes.

Date of foundation: The first mention - VI century AD

History: London Luton Airport, opened in 1938, is one of England's major airports.

The Luton Carnival, which was traditionally been held on the Whitsun May bank holiday, is the largest one-day carnival in Europe.

The town was for many years famous for hat-making, and also had a large Vauxhall Motors factory. Car production at the plant began in 1905 and continued until 2002. Production of commercial vehicles continues, and the head office of Vauxhall Motors is still situated in the town.

Population: 210 962

Ceremonial county: Bedfordshire

Luton. Bedford Road, circa 1934
Bedford Road, circa 1934
Luton. Bedford Road, 1940
Bedford Road, between 1930 and 1940
Luton. Bedford Road
Bedford Road
Luton. Christ Church
Christ Church
Luton. Christ Church
Christ Church
Luton. Christ Church early 1910's
Christ Church early 1910's
Luton. Corn Exchange
Corn Exchange
Luton. Dunstable Road
Dunstable Road
Luton. George Street
George Street
Luton. George Street
George Street
Luton. George street and Corn Exchange, 1919
George street and Corn Exchange, 1919
Luton. George Street and Market Place
George Street and Market Place
Luton. Hoo House
Hoo House
Luton. Hoo Memorial Park
Hoo Memorial Park
Luton. Market Place
Market Place
Luton. Old Chapel Street
Old Chapel Street
Luton. Park Road, circa 1900's
Park Road, circa 1900's
Luton. St. Mary's Church, circa 1920
St. Mary's Church, circa 1920
Luton. St. Mary's Church
St. Mary's Church
Luton. Town Hall
Town Hall
Luton. Wardown House, circa 1907
Wardown House, circa 1907
Luton. Wardown House
Wardown House
Luton. Wardown Park
Wardown Park
Luton. Wellington Street
Wellington Street

Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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