These photographs link together the three villages of Edlesborough, Dagnall and Northall which were placed into a co-ordinated parish named EDaN in 2008. Each village has a sign made by a local company to reflect the common and specific history of the area. The story of their conception and manufacture is told here.
Edlesborough means ‘Eadwulf’s beorg’, ‘hill or barrow of a man called Eadwulf’. The village, now predominantly residential, is a few miles west of Dunstable. The photographs were taken by John Fitzgerald in 2007, Quiller Barrett in 2012 and John Hockey, mostly in 2021.
Dagnall derives from the Old English Dagganheale, meaning ‘nook of land belonging to a man called Dagga’. The photographs were taken by John Hockey, mostly in 2021.
Northall means ‘nook of land in the north. The hamlet lies north of Edlesborough on the way to Leighton Buzzard. The photographs were taken by John Hockey, mostly in 2021.