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Stony Stratford is well known for its live music scene, though I haven’t seen a band playing there (or anywhere else) since before the lockdown began, all those months ago. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The North Bucks Wanderer
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This is St. Peter’s church, at Stoke Goldington. Why is it out in the fields instead of being inside the village? Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The North Bucks Wanderer
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My first dose had been at Saxon Court in Central Milton Keynes, where I was not allowed to take photos. This time, my subjects were happy to help. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The North Bucks Wanderer
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This is St Firmin’s church, at North Crawley. There are quite a few carvings on the outside of this church, but does that make them gargoyles or grotesques? Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Quainton is very well known for its many half timbered buildings. I can’t tell you about you about all of them, but when you see them around the village, just assume they are 17th Century; you’ll almost always be right. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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This is one of the original street lights designed for Milton Keynes. Part of a complete system of street furniture for the new town, lights like these began to be installed in the new estates around 1975. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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This week's Thursday post is being held over until next week, and it will be one of the "Secrets of" series. The photo above is a clue to where it will be; can you work out where this is? Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Tibetans are not allowed to raise their flag in their own country, Tibet being occupied by Communist China. But once a year the flag is flown in Milton Keynes Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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I went to my regular pub on Monday, the Fox and Hounds in Stony Stratford. I haven’t been in this pub for over a year. It’s been closed; I think you know why Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
I'm doing family stuff this week... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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This cast iron sign is on the towpath of the Grand Union canal, at Woughton on the Green, Milton Keynes. But what does G. J. C. Co. stand for? Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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We can soon visit museums again! Here's all the museums in the North Bucks area. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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As the sign says, this is Welsh Lane and it’s a drove road Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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If you didn’t manage to see the bluebells over the bank holiday, you haven’t missed your chance, thanks to this year’s unusually cold April they are late this year... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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As soon as I saw this arch, I realised I was looking at a Norman church. The giveaway is... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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See how the plots the buildings are on are quite regular in size? They were laid out as Medieval burgage plots, an early example of town planning. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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If these plans had come to fruition, North Bucks would have been a far less pleasant place to live, but a hard two and a half year battle against the proposals by the Wing Airport Resistance Association resulted in success, fifty years ago today. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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The town of Olney, pronounced “Ohney” by many locals, lies on the River Great Ouse. There’s been a river crossing here for a long time, and a minor Roman road crossed the river about where the present bridge lies. It’s the home of the yearly Olney Pancake Race. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
Yep, I'm running late again; today's post should have been up this morning. But I know what the problem is. Two weeks in a row, the only day I've been able to go out and do the research and photography for these Secrets of.. posts I want to post quite... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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I'm eating my packed lunch with one foot in North Bucks, and the other in Oxfordshire. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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The village of Oving sits high on a hill above Aylesbury Vale. There’s a Roman road, two squatter’s cottages, and amazing views. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
I didn't feel too good yesterday and spent half the day in bed Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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You may not have seen this room before. It’s the main shrine room of the Buddhist temple at Willen in Milton Keynes. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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I’m photographing people in my local park again just as I did at the start, but now the end is in sight. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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It’s a county boundary post, probably erected in the 1930s. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2021 at The North Bucks Wanderer