Category Archives: Wolverton

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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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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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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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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Omnibus Shop

The Omnibus Shop is sited on the south side of the east repair shop. This shop was for the construction and repair of all light road vehicles.   Here five shops are under the one roof.   All vehicles coming into are … Continue reading

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General Offices

In 1879 the gas works on gas street was relocated to the south and the old gas works and holder were demolished.  The site was redeveloped as the general office block for the works. It was a very large building with two … 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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The Works Messroom

The works messroom was built in 1871 and was a large 2 story building with a single pitch room.   In 1880 the messroom was enlarged and became a 3 story two gabled building which could seat 2000 men for dinner. … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday November 8th 2009

Remembrance Sunday November 8th 2009 in Wolverton

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In the Square 2010 – the Procession

The ‘In the Square’ community procession through the streets of Wolverton 2010. The theme was ‘The World Cup’.

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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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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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The Reading Room

The Wolverton Works Reading Room was build in 1843 along the side of the canal and was smaller than what it is now. The Reading Room was built for the employees of the works to further their eduction or just … 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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