Sands of Time Trail

The Sands of Time Trail comprises of 33 audio interviews, relating to 9 plaques, which are located in areas of historical significance within Leighton Buzzard and Heath & Reach.

The locations of the 9 plaques can be found on the map below and audio extracts from interviews can be heard by clicking the numbered, yellow plaques on the website here:

Each plaque offers stories from generations of sand workers, providing meaningful and personal insights into a way of life that has disappeared forever.

sands map

Listen to forgotten voices from the past; men and women who lived as children with playgrounds of sand and water. They describe a very different lifestyle to the one we know today, with dangerous places of work, endless playtimes, lasting friendships and family life without screens and social media. This trail is a unique way of learning about and appreciating local heritage and tradition.

Why not get out to explore the trail!