Leighton Buzzard is a town in Bedfordshire in the East of England region, lying approximately 15 miles from both Luton and Milton Keynes, 30 from Northampton and 55 from central London.
Leighton Buzzard is the location of Europe’s largest battery, housed in a huge facility where electricity is converted from AC to DC in one room and stored in another room in a trial being undertaken to assess the viability of storing energy so that it can be used during periods of peak demand. If successful, battery storage could be added to solar, wind and tidal power as alternative sources of energy. Leighton Buzzard’s other main claim to fame is the Leighton Buzzard Light Railway, a narrow gauge heritage railway. The main employment sectors in the Leighton Buzzard area include engineering quarrying.
Famous people from Leighton Buzzard: Kajagoogoo, 1980’s pop band and Mary Norton, writer author of “The Borrowers” and “Bedknobs and Broomsticks”