Category Archives: Volunteers

Wolverton’s Second Station

The second train station was built in 1840 just down the line from the first station. The station was probably the finest of all three stations . It took only about five months to build and had the most wonderful refreshment rooms … Continue reading

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Works Sawmill

The next building in my Wolverton works past and present blog  is the sawmill. Built in 1865 the sawmill was a very extensive and laid out shop and has all the machinery you expect to find many of which are … Continue reading

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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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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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The Market Hall

The Market Hall was built in 1840 and was used as such until the fire of 1906. After that it was  a gas shop and in 1933 the Railway Veterans Institute was formed and used the ground floor. The old … 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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When I starte volunteering for the Living Archive

In 2006 I saw an advert in the Local Newsletter about learning computers at the Living Archive in Wolverton. I went along to e what it was about and soon found I really enjoyed it. Learning about “going online” getting … Continue reading

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Volunteer – Tracey

I have a keen interest in genealogy and social history, and am a transcriber on Ancestry’s World Archive Project. However, I also wanted to do something relevant to my own local area, so got involved with the Living Archive, having attended … Continue reading

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Volunteer – Bernard

I’ve been a volunteer at The Archive for a few years now. I joined one of the Creative IT courses run by Mel and Alison and stayed on to join various archiving projects. Nowadays I help with archiving and also … Continue reading

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Volunteer – Phillip Webb

I enjoy drawing/sketching in my spare time. I became a volunteer at Living Archive through being greatly interested in the history of Wolverton railway works, I have always had an interest in the works from a young boy as my … Continue reading

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