Category Archives: People

Life of a Soldier in World War I

Excerpts from original letters sent to his mother: Arthur Lewis, born 14th May 1895 and died 20th August 1916 at the battle of the Somme.  He was a stretcher bearer in the RAMC and was training to be a language … Continue reading

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The History of The Fegan’s Home

Mr. J. W. C. Fegan, Born April 27th 1852. This is a record of a ‘Knight Errant of the Gospel’.  ‘Mr Fegan’s Homes’ are his enduring legacy.  He was born to a very religious family and it is this belief … Continue reading

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Mr Jack Rowledge

He was born and lived in Thompson Street until 1916. Very happy community in Bradwell.  When they moved to Wolverton they went into a different atmosphere – People leaving New Bradwell and buying new homes in Wolverton.  Writer in “Daily … 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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Remembrance Sunday November 8th 2009

Remembrance Sunday November 8th 2009 in Wolverton

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Toc H fundraising event

False moustaches imitate actor Jimmy Edwards Toc H, a local men’s organisation that raised funds for distressed ex-servicemen, organised annual fund-raising events that involved dressing up and fun.  In 1957 they were inspired by the release of the film Three … 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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