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Making History: Making Movies
We are very excited to support 'Making History: Making Movies', a brand new two-year project from Wessex Film and Sound Archive, supported by the British Film Institute …
Pooleyville, the Buckinghamshire Town that Never Was
The creation of Milton Keynes began in March 1967 with the founding of the Milton Keynes Development Corporation, tasked with delivering an ambitious project; the largest ‘new …
Virtual Gallery: The Paintings held at the Judges Lodgings
As a local site of historical interest, Buckinghamshire Council has opened the doors to the Judges Lodgings for public tours every September, to showcase its Victorian architecture, …
On the eve of modern life: Buckinghamshire in 1889
As the Metropolitan Railway neared completion at its final station in Chesham, finishing touches were being made on a magnificent country residence in Waddesdon,  a new addition …
How industrial war impacted life in Colnbrook
For many, 2020 has become ‘virtual’ in all sorts of ways, with meetings and events being online. For others, being at home has led to sorting out …
History through the Oxford English Dictionary
Many of us will have sat down with a cup of tea and the crossword. Some of us may also have had a version of the Concise …
A Natural Storyteller: Discovering Dahl’s Buckinghamshire
To celebrate the reopening of the Roald Dahl Museum on Thursday 10 September 2020, we invited the team at the museum on board to take over our …
Following Florence
In this guest blog for Bucks History Festival, the Libraries team use online resources, available for free using a Buckinghamshire Library card, to follow Florence Nightingale to …