Memories of Bletchley

Shoulder Of Mutton

How interesting to read other people's memories, although I do not recognise any of the names. I lived in the old Shoulder of Mutton from about 1952 until 1964 while my parents were the tenants, they took over from my paternal grandparents. After this we moved across the road to Chandlers Stores which my parents owned ...Read full memory

An Old House

Alan, can you jog my memory please? As you came down the hill, on the left just before the little Tesco's, there was a small derelict cottage. I can remember creeping in there one day and finding an ornate cast iron fireplace. I went home and got a little tin of gold paint and a small paintbrush, went back and painted all the ...Read full memory

A memory of Bletchley by Sandra Waite

Shoulder Of Mutton

The public house now known as the Three Trees, was originally the old farmhouse and behind it was the barns of the farm which we used to play in. This was the short cut from my house to Chandlers the sweet shop. We got into the house which still had the dairy and two flights of stairs, the old bath tubs were on legs like ...Read full memory

A memory of Bletchley by Susan Bailey


I came to Bletchley in 1968 for an interview at the Meat and Livestock Commission. Got off the train and asked an elderly gentleman where "Queensway" was. He shook his head and said he did not know! I have fond memories of Bletchley (as it was). The park and tennis courts where I used to lunch. The Co-op where we bought our coal and ...Read full memory

A memory of Bletchley by Rosemary Farr

I Was Married Here

I was married here in 2004. Beautiful Church. Oldest part is 1100's I was told by Mike Archer.

Elm Farm

How exciting it was to find the Reference to Elm Farm. As a boy I grew up on Elm Farm and remember very fondly collecting eggs up in the hay barn & milking the cows. Mrs Tompkins was my mum, selling eggs & produce. I can still smell the tractor fumes when we were harvesting hay. I also had a lot of fun going down to the duck pond. I had gone to Bletchley Primary School. Regards Bruce

Bobby Bunn

Just to let you all know that the late Bobby Bunn one of Bletchleys most memorable people passed away before the New Year, his funeral is on the 11th January at 2.45pm Crownhill Milton Keynes. Family asked to pass the word. RIP Bob you were a great laugh. Many of us worked with him.

A memory of Bletchley by Alan Webb

Was It Or Wasn't It

There seems to be a lot of controversy about the Shoulder of Mutton, have I got this right? Way way back, the Shoulder of Mutton was built, eventually it was demolished and the old brick house on the other side of the road was converted into a pub. When it first opened, was it called The Three Trees from day one, or was it The Shoulder Of Mutton for a while before they re named It?

A memory of Bletchley by Sandra Waite

Lathems Timber Yard

I worked for Latherm Brothers timber yard in Simpson Road in 1952 then went on to work for M.A Cooks & Sons making paint brushes etc. I now live in Norwich.

A memory of Bletchley by Donald Scott

Raf Wedding 12 June 1953

RAF wedding, 12 June 1953, at St. Mary's Church, with the reception at the Park Hotel. Anne (nee Ross) and I were both members of the RAF, living at RAF Bletchley and working at Stansbury, where we met. The wedding was reported in the Bletchley paper with group photo headlined 'Service Wedding' showing family and ...Read full memory

A memory of Bletchley by John Rand

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