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The Society for Local History: Billund 60 years back

If you pass Gammelbro 36-38 (where Capital of Children were before) you can see an exhibition of pictures showing Billund houses as they looked 60 years back. Some of the houses exist also today, others are gone. Billund looked much different at the time the photos were taken

Lokalhistorisk Arkiv for Grene Sogn have got the pictures from LEGO. Most of them were taken in 1961. LEGO got the idea to build a model of Billund in LEGO bricks as a showcase of what the bricks could be uses for. However, in stead LEGOLAND was build some years later.

This selection of pictures is supplemented by a couple of aerial photos taken by Den Jyske Sparekasse up until 2012.

You can also see a selection of items from The Old School, which are open for visitors each last Saturday of the month from 2-4 PM (except in July).

The exhibition runs until end of August.

Activities

76 years since an English bomber was shot down

April 27, 1945 an English bomber was shot down by German anti-aircraft guns. Flowers will be laid on April 27 at 4 PM at the memorial park. It is located on the first parking lot on the right hand side on Koldingvej.

The Danish resistance movement did under WW II get a major part of their supplies from England. They got it during the nights from RAF flights. Sometimes it went wrong, and a plane had to make a crash landing just south of Billund April 27, 1945 (close to the rest area towards Kolding). You can find the full story in English told by crew members here

Corona restrictions

Due to the current restrictions, as well the archive located in the Billund Center as The Old School are closed for the moment. But you are welcome to contact us on our mail address  

Picture of the month

The Billund blacksmith 1908. We have posted a new, old picture from ancient Billund. It shows the blacksmith who had his blacksmith shop at Hovedgaden 11. It is more or less where you find Sportsmaster today. He opened his place about 1894.