Monthly Archives: October 2010

Bill Billings and the Secret Garden sculpture

Bill Billings was an extraordinary character – lorry driver, poet, painter and community artist.  He created one of Milton Keynes’ most famous icons, the Dinosaur at Peartree Bridge, having earlier helped Liz Leyh make the Concrete Cows. He was a … Continue reading

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Wolverton Works first extension

In 1845 the Works built it’s first extension which is located across the main line to the east of the site Within  these new sheds were the Erection Shop, Spring-makers Shop, the Machine Repair Shop and  the Tender Shop which … Continue reading

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Archive Volunteers Evening out

On Saturday some of us went to the Persian Restaurant at the City Centre as none of us had tried Persian food, We were all pleased with the atmosphere and helpfulness of the staff. we elected to partake in the three course … Continue reading

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The Stony Stratford to Wolverton Tram

The Wolverton to Stony Stratford tramway was opened in 1887. The service was extended to run as far as the village of Deanshanger in 1888, but this part of the service was withdrawn within two years as it proved uneconomic … Continue reading

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Grass Seed

A digital story produced by Living Archive as part of a grant awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  The film below tells the story of Nellie Wood and how she became involved in  fundraising to support  the historical Wolverton Park.

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Football is my religion

A digital story produced by Living Archive as part of a grant awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  The film below tells the story of Fred Hudson and how he showed his love and support for the local Wolverton Town … Continue reading

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The Rhythm Aces – Doug Dytham – Trombonist

The Wolverton Band comprised of twenty-four players, there were three trombones, a first, a second and a bass all the men worked in Wolverton Works. Doug won various medals, two gold were won on the violin when he was twenty-one, most … Continue reading

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