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The village of Haddenham has over 120 listed buildings, and most of them are made of an unusual material; Witchert. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The North Bucks Wanderer
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It must have been a great day when the medieval bridge was finally opened, twelve centuries after the Romans built their ford across the brook. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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It’s done! The weather beaten platform in front of the Peace Pagoda in Milton Keynes has been replaced by a brand new one. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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There’s more to the ancient village of Whitchurch than you might think, if you are just passing through. hidden away are a secret World War 2 workshop, a castle, and a Tudor house that’s in disguise. Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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It’s Noon on Monday, the 11th of November and half a dozen loud bangs echo across Fenny Stratford. St Martin’s church have fired their ceremonial cannon again. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Granborough bridge. But what's that, bottom left? What’s this strange metal object built into the bridge? It’s an Ordnance Survey Bench Mark, and it was put there for map making. The number 1967 isn’t the year it was installed; it was built into the bridge in about 1914. The OSBM.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Visible from the Winslow road several miles away, it looks like a huge Norman castle, set against the background of the Chilterns. But instead, it’s a 1960s building right in the centre of Aylesbury. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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How do you recognise the old 18th Century turnpikes; the first decent roads to be built in Britain since the Romans left? It’s quite easy, and there are a few ways to do it. Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
I've been a bit behind with my blog posts recently. Sorry about that, folks! I've had to deal with family stuff and illness. I hope to bring you this week's post later today. Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Overlooked by houses and just next to a bus stop in Whitchurch is this strange piece of concrete. It’s a remnant of the Cold War. Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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You might think that you know Buckingham very well, but here’s a few things you just might not know and can find on a walk that's just a mile and a half long. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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There are many lost villages in England. Here’s just a few you can visit in North Bucks. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Pieces of ‘foreign’ rock like the Soulbury Stone are called glacial erratics. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Why am I showing you a seaside pier, when this blog is all about North Bucks, a part of England many miles from the sea? Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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This photo is of the farmhouse of Station Road Farm, in Quainton. Born in 1932, my Dad grew up on the farm, and lived in this farmhouse. Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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I'm taking a break this week, but the North Bucks Wanderer will be wandering again next week. In the meantime, if you look over there... (points right for computers, down for phones) you can look through the NBW archives either by date or subject. With over fifteen months of posting,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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About once a month I’ll make the 35 mile round trip to my butcher at Hogshaw, who is only open on Saturday mornings. It’s worth it for the quality of the meat. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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I often use my motorcycle to travel around the area. I can park in places where a car could never fit, I can turn it around in the narrowest of roads if I see something interesting, and it’s fun to ride. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Cars were not often seen there in the early 1960s, so I was allowed to play in the street. I had a tricycle, and this is what I did with it… Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Coming up in the North Bucks Wanderer’s area in mid September are a long list of open days. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Aug 16, 2019
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Here’s a few shots from last week. There's a bit of a theme... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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That's all, folks... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2019 at Roger The Reader
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I don’t often return to a location two weeks in a row, but sometimes it’s to show you something that’s too good to miss, so here we are back at Ickford. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer
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Tales From The Edge This is an occasional series where I go to the edge of North Bucks and show you what I've found. Inside/outside the church. Right on the bottom left hand edge of the North bucks area is the village of Ickford. You can walk half a mile... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2019 at The North Bucks Wanderer