Today Beech Hill is a large multi cultural school serving approximately 750 pupils, it is popular and located near Luton town centre.
In WW1 it was used to house troops billeted in the local area. There are written reports of men from the North Midlands Division being billeted on and around the streets of Bury Park, as well as photographs of men outside these houses in uniform.
Beech Hill Primary appears to have been home to a cadre of men from the Royal Army Medical Corps, as seen on the photograph above.
Seven months after Luton's temperamental presentation tank was set in position in Wardown Park, a second war trophy was added - a naval gun captured by the Bedfordshire Regiment. And, unlike the tank, it was taken to its destination with some ceremony.
When I closed my letter last week we were awaiting Germany's reply to our ultimatum. Much history has been written since then, and the whole British race in these islands and outside of them has ranged itself in opposition to the most powerful and unscrupulous military tyranny that has existed since Waterloo.