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In 1939, the outbreak of war necessitated the disposal of this private zoo and the animals were relocated to Whipsnade zoo which Sir Anthony had helped to establish a few years earlier. The site of Ampthill House 52°01′53″N 0°29′20″W / 52. 031301679473806°N 0. 48887789156448314°W was developed for housing along Church Avenue, with the site adjacent to the Wingfield Club of which Sir Anthony was President.

[13] Culture and community[edit] Ampthill hosts its own annual festival weekend in the summer. This event includes two music events: a live rock music event "AmpRocks", which has hosted acts such as Razorlight and Toploader, and the "Ampthill Park Proms", where classical music is performed by bands such as Ampthill Orchestra, Ampthill Band and Redborne Jazz Band from the local upper school. This event is held in Ampthill Great Park, where a temporary soundstage is erected to entertain local residents.

0263°N 0. 4906°WCoordinates: 52°01′35″N 0°29′26″W / 52. 4906°W Ampthill ()[2][3] is a town and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England, between Bedford and Luton, with a population estimate of 8, 100 (Mid year estimate 2017 from the ONS). It is administered by Ampthill Town Council. The ward of Ampthill which also includes Maulden and Clophill has an estimated population of 13, 280 and is administered by Central Bedfordshire Council. History[edit] The name 'Ampthill' is of Anglo-Saxon origin. The first settlement was called 'Aemethyll', which literally means either 'ant-heap' or 'ant infested hill'. [4] In the Domesday Book, Ampthill is referred to as 'Ammetelle', with the landholder in 1086 being Nigel de la Vast.

[17] Notable 20th-century architect Sir Albert Richardson lived in Ampthill from 1919 until his death in 1964 at Avenue House, 20 Church Street. Among his last projects was the building that housed Mid Bedfordshire District Council (formerly the Ampthill Rural District Council offices) until August 2006, at 12 Dunstable Street (1963–1965). Brian Clemens, screenwriter and producer of many famous action/adventure TV series including The Avengers and The Professionals lived at Park Farm until his death in January 2015.

One episode of The Avengers, "Noon Doomsday", was filmed there in July 1968. [18] Raymond Austin AKA Raymond DeVere-Austin Baron of Delvin, film and television director, screenwriter, novelist and producer of many action/adventure TV series including The Avengers and The Professionals reactivated Elizabethan cottage in Millbrook and lived there for many years until he moved to America in 1969 where he directed and produced many American TV shows.

[7] Lady Holland planted trees to create the Alameda walk, inspired by the Almeida in Madrid. [8] Ampthill Park was later home to Baron Ampthill. [8] In 1835 Ampthill became the centre of a Poor Law Union, and a workhouse was built on Dunstable Street shortly afterwards to serve the town and surrounding parishes.

Houghton House passed to the Duke of Bedford in 1738 and became a ruin after the removal of the roof in 1794. Notable people[edit] Sir Anthony Wingfield (1857 - 1952) who lived in Ampthill House (demolished in 1953). Sir Anthony served as High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and was known for keeping a menagerie of animals including cheetas, sloth bears, barbary rams, llamas, ostriches and camels.

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