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The Great Linford
I had heard of The Great Linford and can trace genealogy back to the one subjects that lived on the Great Linford although it is not named after any of my ancestors.
In 2000, I had the opportunity to vist London and rented a car and drove out to Milton Keynes and the Great Linford just to see what it was all about. It is amazing that the buildings have endured as long as they have. I found it peacful and serene even though the Great Linford Manor is now a recording studio. I hope to return one day and spend more than a couple of hours and see more of the area.
When I Was A Lad
The lad leaning on the wall was John Cook, whose father was a policeman in NP, the guy to the left in the dark suite is me and the lad sitting on the pillar (to the right) was David Ashworth son of Major Ashworth who lived in Silver Street.
Loved Going to The River
My grandmother had a shop in Newport Pagnall and my mother was born there, she is now 90 years old. We have fond memories of Lathbury where we used to have our summer holidays there, playing and swimming and fishing in the river. A great site, thank-you. Kind regards, Viv
Before Milton Keynes
I now live in Australia but as a youngster I grew up just outside Newport Pagnell at Tongwell Farm. Whilst at school in Newport and whilst they were building the M1 motorway we used to get collected in a mini bus and driven too and from school each day. I well remember the announcement that they were going to build a new city called Milton Keynes and the farm would be part of that new city. Despite significant efforts I find getting pre-Milton Keynes photographs of the area where the farm was impossible and like many other I have regrets that I did not take the care to look after the past for the next generations.
Friends And Classroom Friend
It would be nice to know where my class friends are today and relive them days again. I would like to see Stanley Simms as he was best man 40 years ago.
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