- Planning – Osier Way
- November Annual General Meeting, Bill Robins talk – “SECRETS, SILK AND CYANIDE”
- Buckingham Great Central
- The Canon Jeffrey Bell
A morning walk around Buckingham in the company of Buckingham’s foremost tree expert Michael Hunt. Michael will talk about some of the beautiful trees that we have in our town and answer participant’s questions. Numbers will be limited so this will be for members of the Buckingham Society only.
The Society will, for the first time since lockdown 2020, be running the annual Trader of the Year competition – public voting will take place during May with the presentation of the trophy to the winner at Celebrate Buckingham Day (2 June 22).
Celebrate Buckingham Day will once again be organized by the Town Council and the Buckingham Society will be taking part – venue yet to be decided.
Annual Lecture and Garden Party – to be held on Thursday July14th. Details on venue and speaker to be confirmed.
More details nearer the date
- Planning Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan & Oxford/Cambridge Arc
- What of the Skeletons of West End Farm
- The Railway Information Board
- The Summer Lecture and Garden Party 31st August
The Buckingham Society annual lecture was given by Bill Robins to a full house at the Buckingham University’s Vinson Building.
The talk covered clandestine agencies hosted in many of the great houses around North Buckinghamshire during the Second World War.
See the report by clicking here
After 17 years in Buckingham, Sunil and Rita Gandhi left the Post Office at the Gingerbread House for the last time on Monday October 11th.
Throughout those 17 years Sunil and Rita provided a simply brilliant service to all of their customers as could be seen from the great tributes posted on Facebook where people almost queued up to sing their praises. Always ready with a smile, a kind word and good advice, Sunil and Rita will be missed.
To mark the occasion of their leaving, at the suggestion of Buckingham Society member Una Robinson the Society presented Sunil and Rita with a framed print showing a series of pictures of notable Buckingham buildings.
The print was taken from an original painting by Buckingham Society member Peter Bowtell.
The picture shows Una with Rita and Sunil and Society Membership Secretary Gill Jones.
The railway came to Buckingham in 1850. It could have been here even earlier, complete with a large locomotive and carriage works if, as is generally believed, that plan hadn’t been scuppered by the First Duke of Buckingham & Chandos who would not allow the railway line to cross his estate at Stowe. So, instead the line went via Wolverton – how different Buckingham might have been if the original plan had gone ahead!
The line lasted until 1964 when passenger services were stopped. Final total closure took place in 1966 with the last train arriving on April 4th carrying Her Majesty the Queen who had come on a visit to Buckingham. That visit, along with other important events in the life of Buckingham’s railway, is celebrated in a new information board that has been installed by the Buckingham Society on the remains of the former station along the Railway Walk next to the University of Buckingham’s car park in Station Road.
Funded with the help of the Buckingham and Villages Community Board, the information board was unveiled by Franz Rothe, a lifelong Buckingham resident who first suggested the idea in a letter to the Advertiser a few years ago. The Buckingham Society hopes that people strolling along the Railway Walk, which follows the former railway line, will find the board of interest.
The picture shows Franz standing alongside the information board between Roger Edwards, Chair of the Buckingham Society, and James Tooley, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham.