Oakley, Buckinghamshire

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Oakley, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Oakley

Historic Maps of Oakley and the local area.

Hi. I lived in Oakley as a small boy - pre school age. My dad, Bob Johnstone, was a cowman and we lived in School Lane. We were a big Scottish family with 7 children. We moved around a lot due to his work but we made regular trips back to visit Oakley and The Chandos and still do. We lived there in the late 60, only for a couple of years. Dads sadly dead now but he always said it was his favourite place he lived.

I lived at no. 11 Elmwood Cottages from 1950-58 with my parents, brother and sister and have fond memories of the village. We used to collect blackberries to sell to a man with a van who parked on the triangle which is just showing in the forefront of the photo. He would weigh what we had and the money we earned would pay for us to go to Thame fair. Miss Kirby was the infant school teacher and in the ...see more