Margaret Rees lived in the village for most of her life and studied its history and the social conditions relevant to its times. She wrote research papers and collected articles and writings from many sources. This archive is the result of her many years of work and offers fascinating insights into the history of the village.

The originals are held by the Shillington History Society.
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Research papers by Margaret Rees
Births, Marriages and deaths in Shillington 1602-44 How the population changed and the marriage practices of the time
The pre and Post Reformation church in Shillington in the 16th century  
Bedfordshire churches in the 19th century Detail of the fabric of All Saints from the records of about 1830
Farming in Shillington 1056-1349 An account of the early development of agriculture and sheep farming in the village.
Churches in Shillington in the Nineteenth Century A fascinating account of the village churches and both church and village life in the 1800s.
Prosperity and Decline in 19th Century Shillington Detailed description of life in Shillington during the straw plaiting and coprolite eras.
Other papers about the village  
 All Saints' church visit reports An account of the state of repair and the maintenance work undertaken in the 19th and early 20th century