Category Archives: Places

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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Wolverton Technical College

Latest additions to our archive is a set of photographs from the Wolverton Technical College around the 1970s, courtesy of John Worland. Do you have any memories, photos of your time at Wolverton Technical College if so we would like … 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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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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Past and Present – The Picture Palace

The Picture Palace, Stratford Road, Wolverton on the left shows the Palais de Danse starring Mabel Poulton, possible date late 1920’s The old Picture Palace, Stratford Road, Wolverton currently the home to the Faith Dimensions Ministries, picture taken in 2010

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Past and Present – The Congregational Church

The Congregational Church on The Square, Wolverton. View shows the tower and the corner of the memorial garden, unknown date. The old Congregational Church on The Square, Wolverton, changed to the local based charity Milton Keynes Christian Foundation, picture taken … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday November 8th 2009

Remembrance Sunday November 8th 2009 in Wolverton

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The Little Streets in Wolverton

The ‘little streets’ in Wolverton  – Ledsam Street, Glyn Square, Young Street and Creed Street were built by the London and North Western Railway Company between 1840 and 1846 to house its workers. This photo, taken in the 1960s before … Continue reading

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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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‘The Pineapple’ sports pavilion in Wolverton

Avant garde building that fell out of favour When Wolverton Sports Club approached Milton Keynes Development Corporation for help for a new sports pavilion to replace their rotting wooden one, they were offered the services of Swiss architect Pierre Botschi, … 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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Secret Garden concerts 4 – The Pink Cardiacs

The final 2010 concert in the Secret Garden in Wolverton featured the Pink Cardiacs with their irrepressible front man Tracy Walters.  The Cardiacs play rock and roll and blues from the 50s and 60s and certainly got the audience tapping … Continue reading

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Secret Garden concerts 3 – The Living Archive Band

The third Musical Summer Sunday concert in the Secret Garden in 2010 was performed by the Living Archive Band.  Their ‘New Communities’ show was funded by the Hereitage Lottery Fund and featured songs and readings relating to 3 projects that … Continue reading

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Secret Garden concerts 2 – The James Goff Big Band

The performers in the second concert in 2010 in the Secret Garden was one which the organisers had contacted over a year before.  The James Goff Big Band does a limited number of concerts a year and Wolverton was very … Continue reading

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