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Glass Splashbacks | Kitchen Splashbacks | Bathroom Splashbacks | Glass Balustrades | Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Splashbacks of Distinction have a real passion for toughened glass in and around the home. We have transformed many properties, both commercial and domestic with our glass splashbacks, for kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. Our toughened glass balustrades, glass shelving and splashbacks with high resolution images have really caught the imagination of people who demand beauty and functionality in their homes and offices.

Kitchen splashbacks in Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard is a town in Bedfordshire, near the Chiltern Hills and lying between Luton and Milton Keynes. It adjoins Linslade and the name Leighton Buzzard is sometimes used to refer to the combination of the two towns.

Splashbacks of Distinction don't just fit toughened glass splashbacks in kitchens! We frequently manufacture bespoke shower enclosures, worktops, balustrades, Juliet balconies and shelving too.

A recent project was in Leighton Buzzard, for a client who had a rather impressive fossil collection and wanted a wall of toughened glass shelves on a tinted glass backing to show of the unusual collection. With the discreet spotlights, the glass shelving and backing really showed off her fossil collection beautifully. Who says old and new don't mix?

History of Leighton Buzzard

It's not clear when Leighton Buzzard was initially founded, although some historians believe that there may have been settlement in the area of Leighton Buzzard from as early as 571. There are a number of theories concerning the derivation of the town's name; Leighton came from Old English Leah-tun, meaning farm in a clearing in the woods, and Buzzard was added by the Dean of Lincoln, in whose diocese the town lay in the 12th century, from Beau-desert, which later turned into Buzzard. Another version is that having two communities called Leighton and seeking some means of differentiating them, the Dean added the name of his local Prebendary or representative to that of the town. At that time it was a Theobald de Busar and so over the years the town became known as Leighton Buzzard. The other Leighton became Leighton Bromswold. In the Domesday Book, Leighton Buzzard and Linslade were both called Leestone.

Leighton Buzzard remains a thriving market town

Leighton Buzzard developed into a thriving market town, supported by good road, canal and later, rail links to the agricultural hinterland and London. The market in Leighton Buzzard was granted its charter in 1086 and is still active today. The Leighton Buzzard high street is home to numerous historical buildings, including over seventy of which are listed. These include the notable Bank Building on the Market Square, designed by the eminent architect Alfred Waterhouse, designer of London's Natural History Museum, London.

Leighton Buzzard and the Rothchild family

Leighton Buzzard has had a long association with the Rothschild family, since Lionel de Rothschild bought neighbouring farmlands to the west of the town in 1873. Over time the farm developed into the Ascott House estate located less than two miles from the town. Over the years several members of the family were resident in the town including Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild at Leighton House on the High Street and the widowed Lady Rothschild who, in 1832, moved to Southcourt House on Orchard Drive. The family still maintain links with the town through their ownership of Southcourt Stud in Southcote.

Quakers in Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard has a strong history of dissenters and is home to one of the oldest Friends meeting houses in the region. Established in the 18th century, local Quakers continue to meet in the Meeting House on North Street.

Who are the Quakers of Leighton Buzzard?

The Quakers, or the Religious Society of Friends, is a Christian group that was founded in England in the 17th century by George Fox. They believe that the presence of God exists in every person and reject elaborate religious ceremonies, official clergy, and believe in spiritual equality for men and women. Quakers practice pacifism and played a key role in both the abolitionist and women's rights movements. The name 'Quakers' was originally derisive, but it was used because many early Friends, like other religious enthusiasts, they trembled in their religious meetings and showed other physical manifestations of religious emotion.

Leighton Buzzard and the Poor Law Amendment

After the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 Leighton Buzzard became the centre of a poor law union that consisted of fifteen surrounding parishes with the union workhouse being sited in Grovebury Road.

Leighton Buzzard joins the War Effort

During World War II, a secret code breaking and communications facility, described as the largest telephone exchange in the world, similar to nearby Bletchley Park, operated from Oxenden House off Plantation Road. The facility employed up to five hundred people during the war, although it was shrouded in secrecy.

Leighton Buzzard Isolation Hospital

In 1847, additional land in Leighton Buzzard was obtained adjacent to the workhouse on which to build an isolation hospital. It had twenty beds over three wards, one each for patients with Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever and Typhoid. Jane Sarah Downer was appointed Nurse-Matron of the Isolation Hospital in 1899, and worked there until at least 1911. Downer had trained under Eva Luckes at The London Hospital between 1895 and 1897, and then worked on the Private Nursing Staff for one year, before her appointment as Matron in Leighton Buzzard.

The Great Train Robbery and its link to Leighton Buzzard

The Great Train Robbery happened at Bridego Bridge just outside Leighton Buzzard itself. The robbers were held at the Old Police Station on Wing Road, Linslade while waiting to be seen by the local Magistrate upon capture a month after the robbery.

Leighton Buzzard station was the location for part of the film Robbery, which is based on the Great Train Robbery.

A telecommunication first for Leighton Buzzard

The United Kingdom's first and only TXE1 electronic telephone exchange went into service in Leighton Buzzard in 1968. The large building, built on the site of the former Lake House, that housed this and later exchanges, can be found in Lake Street.

Places of interest in Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard is home to the Leighton Buzzard Light Railway, a narrow gauge heritage railway, one of England's longest at just under 3 miles long and oldest narrow-gauge lines, with an extensive collection of locomotives and rolling stock.

The Grand Union Canal runs through Leighton Buzzard, alongside the River Ouzel.

All Saints' Church in Leighton Buzzard is an Early English parish church dating from 1277. The church is the starting point for the annual Wilkes Walk, described as 'a curious procession of the church choir, clergy, and churchwardens across town to the alms houses in North Street.' The church was damaged by fire in the 1980s, but has since undergone restoration.

Leighton Buzzard has a combined library and theatre, which unsurprisingly is called the Library Theatre, where both live events and film screenings are regularly held.

Rushmere Country Park and Stockgrove Country Park are in nearby Heath and Reach. The National Trust-operated country home Ascott House is located two miles from Leighton Buzzard in neighbouring Buckinghamshire.

Sport in Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard is represented by the sporting teams of Leighton Town F.C. who play football in the Spartan South Midlands Football League. Also at the Bell Close Site is Leighton Buzzard Tennis Club who has been a part of the town since the 1930s. Leighton Buzzard Hockey Club established in 1901, play field hockey and run four Men's and four Ladies teams of all ability. The Men's teams play in the South Hockey League and the Ladies teams' play in the five Counties Hockey League. Leighton Buzzard Hockey Club also have junior sides; starting age of five. Leighton Buzzard R.F.C. plays rugby union in South West 1 East and the Ladies rugby team play in NC South East North 2.

Leighton Buzzard Golf Club was established in 1925 and there is also an active running club, Leighton Buzzard Athletics Club. Established in 2011 Leighton Buzzard Road Cycling Club is a cycling club for riders of all abilities. Their race team LBRCC-Solgar compete in local, as well as national, cycling events. Established in 2000, Leighton Linslade Croquet Club, a member of the Croquet Association, has three croquet lawns in Pages Park next to the pavilion in Leighton Buzzard.

A greyhound racing track was opened by the Leighton Buzzard Greyhound Racing Association. The track which was located on Bridge Meadows, a flood plain and wharfage between the Grand Union Canal and the River Ouze, south of Bridge Street and is believed to have opened during 1931. The racing was independent and known as a flapping track, which was the nickname given to independent tracks. Sadly, the Leighton Buzzard track has now closed.

Leighton Buzzard hits the charts, well, sort of!

The Leyton Buzzards, also known as The Buzzards were an English rock band, active between 1976 and 1980, best known for their hit single, 'Saturday Night (Beneath the Plastic Palm Trees)'.

The band took their name from their home town of Leyton, an area of east London, punning upon the name of the Bedfordshire town Leighton Buzzard. They were initially a pub rock band, but soon adapted to punk rock and new wave. The band won a high-profile "battle of the bands" competition organised by BBC Radio One and The Sun, resulting in a major-label deal with Chrysalis Records. The first success of this deal, "Saturday Night (Beneath the Plastic Palm Trees)", reached Number 53 in the UK Singles Chart in March 1979, spending five weeks in the chart, and led to an appearance on Top of the Pops.

Although the band used the spelling 'Leyton', they were and are still frequently referred to as 'The Leighton Buzzards'.

The time is right to call for a quote for your Leighton Buzzard property

Splashbacks of Distinction are available to visit your Leighton Buzzard home to measure up and fit a quality glass splashback or one of our other toughened glass products. Glass is such a clean and modern medium for your home and you'd be surprised just how much glass can transform your home.

Only the finest quality from Splashbacks of Distinction in Leighton Buzzard

Splashbacks of Distinction ensure that only the finest quality toughened glass is used in all our products. We guarantee all of our work and are fully insured. We employ only trained and certified engineers. Splashbacks of Distinction never leave your property without ensuring you are totally satisfied with your beautiful new glass splashback, baluster, shelving or shower enclosure.

Splashbacks of Distinction supply the following splashback products in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

  • Glass kitchen splashbacks
  • Glass kitchen splashback samples
  • Glass kitchen splashbacks in many different colours
  • Printed glass splashbacks
  • Colour matched splashbacks
  • Painted splashbacks

Splashbacks of Distinction also supply the following glass products in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

  • Stainless steel and glass Balustrades
  • Glass shelves
  • Coloured mirrors
  • Toughened mirrors
  • Decorative glass
  • Glass hardware
  • Glass worktops
  • Glass shower cubicle
  • Garden glass balustrades
  • Glass staircases
  • Glass table tops
  • Satin glass
  • Toughened glass
  • Laminated glass
  • Opaque glass

Splashbacks of Distinction also supply the following glass related services in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

  • Glass cut to size
  • Mirrors cut to size while you wait
  • Glass processing
  • Glass supply and installation
  • Supply only splashbacks
  • A glass express service
  • Template and fit

Only the finest quality from Splashbacks of Distinction

Splashbacks of Distinction ensure that only the finest quality toughened glass is used in all our products. We guarantee all of our work and are fully insured. We employ only trained and certified engineers. Splashbacks of Distinction never leave your property without ensuring you are totally satisfied with your beautiful new glass splashback, baluster, shelving or shower enclosure.

Further Information

If you would like to know more or are interested in a quote we would be happy to help. Phone us on 01920 830 084, email us at enquiries@splashbacksofdistinction.co.uk or fill in our enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Areas covered in Bedfordshire:

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