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SAVE WOLVERTON WORKS HISTORIC BUILDINGS FROM DEMOLITION

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Help with wolverton works heritage centre

Wolverton Railway works heritage centre In mid 2013 an idea was formed by 2 of my well know friends who have a lot to do with the works thought about setting up a visitor centre in the works when it … Continue reading

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Wolverton Works 1838 – 1993

Wolverton Works was born when the Royal Assent was given on 6 May 1833 for the London & Birmingham Railway Act.  Work began on the line in June 1834 and it opened in stages – Euston to Boxmoor in July … Continue reading

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Bancroft Roman Villa

In 1967, fragments of Roman pottery were noticed in the banks of Loughton Brook.  This was the first clue to the existence of a Roman site at Bancroft.  Four years later, its position was pinpointed under an extensive scatter of … Continue reading

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The Iron Trunk Aqueduct

The Grand Union Canal, or Grand Junction Canal as it was called until 1929, was built between 1793-1805 to provide a vital link between London and the Industrial Midlands. The lowest point between the canals’ two summits at Tring and … Continue reading

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McCorquodale Printing Works

The Chairman of the L. & N. W. Railway Co., Sir Richard Moon, expressed his desire to have a Printing Works at Wolverton to employ the daughters of the men working in the Railway Works. Mr George McCorquodale readily agreed … Continue reading

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A School in Moon Street Wolverton

In 1902, the first co-educational secondary school in Wolverton, serving the North Bucks district, was opened.  It had 17 pupils and was based at the Science and Arts Institute in Church Street, Wolverton.  In 1907 it moved into its own … Continue reading

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Free Creative IT Course

Are you interested in local history and want to learn some new skills? Come and join our free course at the Old Bath House starting 6th March. For more details or to book a place call 01908 322568

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My Dad

Mr. John (Jack) Robinson. He was born in Wolverton at No 1 Young Street on 11th November 1919. He went to school in Wolverton and he went as an apprentice at Wolverton Works. After the War he went to play … Continue reading

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Hawtin Mundy

A TALE BY HAWTIN MUNDY age 13 My dear old Dad.  On my thirteenth birthday he brought me a brand new bike – that was a three-wheel bike.  That was like, today, anybody’s Dad buying them a Rolls Royce! I … Continue reading

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The Rev. Alan Newman Guest

The Rev. Alan ‘Joey’ Newman Guest M.A. was an eccentric Irish priest who was appointed Vicar of St. James, New Bradwell on 25th September 1908. He discovered in 1909 that his church had not been licensed for marriages for the … Continue reading

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The Connie Barker Sick and Comfort Fund

On receipt of a letter from Parrott and Son Solicitors, enclosing a letter from the deceased, Mr Walter Barker, formerly of Wolverton, who had experienced the trials and suffering of his wife and daughter, Connie felt constrained to leave a … Continue reading

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Ask Us

Can we help you? If you need information on street names in and around Wolverton; the meanings of street names; the history of Wolverton Works; the building of the railway between Birmingham and London; photographs of the area; local people’s … Continue reading

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The Agora, Wolverton

The Agora is one of the most controversial buildings in Wolverton. It was designed and built by the Milton Keynes Development Corporation in the mid seventies. It was intended to be a central meeting point for commercial, social and sporting activities. … Continue reading

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Wolverton Bloomer

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Free Creative IT Course

Living Archive presents a free creative IT course Starting Friday 21st Sept for 6 weeks 10.30am – 12.30pm At the Living Archive Old Bath House 205 Stratford Road Wolverton You will learn how to: Use basic Microsoft Word Scan photographs … Continue reading

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Paint shop 2

When Wolverton third station was opened in about 1882 the second station was redeveloped and the land then became the works new paint shops as put on the redevelopment two of the villas on the now secret garden were also … Continue reading

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Royal Visit – Wolverton Railway Works 11th March 1948

Brilliant sunshine and cheering crowds greeted Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth on her visit to Wolverton Works to view the coach that had been built for her and the Duke of Edinburgh. Whilst officially termed a ‘private visit’ over 5000 … Continue reading

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The finishing shop, staining and plastics shop

The Finishing shop is a large building backing onto Stratford road with three roof lines the buildings was built in 1883 opposite the Traction shop all finishing work was undertaken in this shop cabinet work for all coaches was done . During the … Continue reading

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Free computer training every Friday morning in Wolverton

Living Archive are offering free IT training for beginners every Friday morning. Classes start at 10.00am at the Old Bath House Communty Centre and booking is essential. Please phone 01908 322568 for more details

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