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Technical difficulties? the North Bucks Wanderer has certainly been having some. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The North Bucks Wanderer
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In the middle of the 14th Century, the Medieval village of Cublington finally ceased to exist. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The North Bucks Wanderer
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this is where Milton Keynes’ Downs Barn estate got its name. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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This is the story of Harold Blount, who rose high through the ranks of the Royal Navy but retired to the tiny village of Woughton on the Green, nearly as far from the sea as you can get in England. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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How does a windmill turn to face the wind? Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Well, that was a nice long weekend of culture and tradition, both celebrating history and making a bit more of it, too. I started on Thursday morning when I followed the big Jubilee parade at Central Milton Keynes across to Campbell Park. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Jun 10, 2022
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Canadian built trucks like this 15 cwt Chevrolet were used to supply troops during Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of occupied Europe that began on 6th June 1944, 78 years ago today. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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There were beacons lit for the Platinum Jubilee on Thursday evening, all over the UK and the Commonwealth. This is what I saw at Quainton. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Many of you will know this building well, but not from this angle. From today’s photo you might think it’s some sort of research establishment and you’d almost be right. You might also think it’s set in park land, but you’d almost be wrong. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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I confidently took the photo above, thinking this was the site of the Roman ford, right next to Thornborough’s 14th Century Medieval bridge. What could possibly go wrong? Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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This is the grave of Geoffrey Pearson, who died on active service at Whaddon. A signalman in the Royal Corps of Signals, he fell when doing maintenance work on a tall radio mast at their station on Church Hill, known to the men as Windy Ridge. Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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You can join a reenactment society, experience life in the periods you most enjoy, (even camping in an authentic manner) and get to meet other people that share your interests. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Even small and simple churches have interesting details, so it’s always worth having a look. For example, here’s the blocked up North door of St Martin’s church, Dunton. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Get ready folks! There’s just four weeks until Stony Stratford’s nine day festival, Stony Live begins. There’s all sorts of live entertainment to see and get involved in; live jazz, blues, folk, and rock music, dancing, fairs, and comedy. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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At the bottom of Winslow High Street is the Bell Hotel. At one end of the hotel is Bell Alley, and that’s where we are standing. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Folks, after being overwhelmed with non blogging stuff then being horribly ill (not the Covid) for a fortnight I haven't posted for over three weeks. I even missed St George's day! I'm feeling rather better now and I hope to be back next week; see you soon. Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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If you stand in the Market Square in Buckingham and look up at the town hall, you’ll see this fine swan, made from painted copper. It’s on the bell turret at the top of the building. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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In May 1800 the Grand Junction canal opened between Brentford in London and Fenny Stratford. It was a success. But the next stretch was built on more porous ground and would be trouble; it leaked. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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There was a church here at Akeley in 1164, but this isn’t the remains of it. Instead, this is what’s left of its 1854 replacement. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Bolobec Castle in Whitchurch was built for one civil war and destroyed in another, but in between it was a military strongpoint for 500 years. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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You’ve probably seen large metal ‘X’ and ’S’ shapes on old buildings and wondered what on Earth they were for. Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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When it’s cloudy and wet out, what can I photograph for the NBW? Stained glass windows, from inside a church? Yes! I remembered that All Saints church at Emberton has a grand selection of stained glass, so I drove up there and walked up to the church through the rain. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Quick to build, the parts easy to transport, and of flexible design, the Nissen Hut was an ideal solution for the many World War 2 buildings that had to be built in Britain. Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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There are lots of little details to be found when looking round towns or villages, and getting a closer, slower look at something you don’t quite understand can be very rewarding. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2022 at The North Bucks Wanderer