Biggleswade in Bedfordshire is an old market town that is thought to have been established from around 10,000 BC from the finding of arrowheads.
Biggleswade was once hugely productive in growing vegetables and used to provide a lot of the major supermarkets and retailers. A lot of this activity has ceased but there are still growers who participate in this trade. Other large firms such as Vauxhall and Asda have had factories in the area which have had a big impact on keeping locals employed.
In terms of leisure, there is the Biggleswade Swimming Club, rugby club, a skate park and the Saxon Pool and Leisure Centre. There are also a few pubs and other essential shops in the high street.