Monthly Archives: November 2010

My Uncle Amos

I  didn’t know I had links with Wolverton until I married in 1963. This is a transcript from a newspaper cutting dated November 19th 1954. (shown below). At the turn of the century, Amos Barker used to get out his … Continue reading

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Joiners shop/Carpenters shop

The Carpenters Shop was also built in 1860 and is situated between the Saw Mill and Smithy Shop. All kinds of furniture and fittings are made here for the offices around the Works and stations on the LNWR lines. It … Continue reading

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The works smithy shop

The Smithy Shop was built in 1860 and extended in 1900, it is a fine building of 350 feet long and 90 feet wide. The activities contained within this shop was of springmakers, forgemen, smiths and boilermakers. The Smithy Shop … Continue reading

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My First Impression of Wolverton

Collected via Discover Milton Keynes as part of the City of Firsts exhibition, when visitors were asked to tell us some of their ‘firsts’. This gentleman told us his story but wished to remain anonymous as he thought it wasn’t … Continue reading

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My First Gig was in Wolverton

Tim Heymerdinger’s reminisence of his ‘first’ was about gigging and was collected as part of the City of Firsts exhibition in Discover Milton Keynes. Tim arrived in Milton Keynes in 1977. “I was in, at the time, what regarded itself … Continue reading

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My First Wolverton Firework Night

This reminiscence from Amy Keating, aged 12, was collected via Discover Milton Keynes during the City of Firsts exhibition when people were invited to tell us their ‘firsts’: When me and my sister, Elizabeth went to a fire work display … Continue reading

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Wolverton 150 Celebrations (1988)

This was a reminiscence from Jenny Bennett collected via Discover Milton Keynes during the Big Players of Milton Keynes in Sports, Arts and Media exhibition: I remember when I was 8 when the Wolverton 150 Celebrations were on in 1988, … Continue reading

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