Buckingham, Buckinghamshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Buckingham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

War Baby

I was born in Olney in May 1945. My mum had been sent from bombed out East London to a safe place to have her baby, me. I was taken back to London 2 weeks after I was born. The house where I was born had been set up for pregnant women to have their babies. I was told that the library in the house was designed by Sir John Soane. ...Read full memory

Paper Round

As a schoolboy, my brother Tony had Highlands Rd as a paper round and I had Woodlands Crescent. In 1965 I was 15 but operated this paper round in my brothers absence from 1960 to 1963 for Smiths. Fond memories brother if you read this... Pete Holland 10.1.2014

Market Day

My father was a drover who worked at the cattle market untill it closed in the 1950s. His name was Reg Coulton (Ginger). I rode on the back of his motorbike all the way from Northampton. I also rember the poultry was sold in a yard further down the street Kept warm in the winter in BARONS GRILL. Happy days.

A memory of Buckingham by Rod Coulton