Bletchley Memories

Read and share memories of Bletchley

A couple at a laptop

Welcome!

This amazing community has grown around our invitation to 'Share Your Memories'.

So far you've shared 74,885 memories of 7,348 towns & villages, right across the UK!

So many of these are filled with extraordinary, irreplaceable detail that will now be preserved. Please keep them coming!

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.

Add a Memory

It's easy to add your own memories and reconnect with your shared local history. Search for your favourite places and look for the Add Your Memory links to begin.

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

Subscribe

Join the thousands who receive our regular doses of warming nostalgia! Have our latest blog posts and archive news delivered directly to your inbox. Absolutely free. Unsubscribe anytime.

I lived in Bletchley from 1959 to 1964 I lived in Caenarvon crescent and remember the cattle market , the old RAF camp St Mary's church where my two younger brothers were christened, the Shoulder of Mutton pub was there then and I often walked past. I went to Chestnuts combined school then Wilton (...Read full memory)

Was'nt in the WAAF, bit too young, but I was at Bletchley Park in 1950/51, with the Ministry of Aviation, training to be a Teleprinter Op before going to Birdlip Radio Station, and then Croydon Signals Centre. We went one evening to see a production of 'The Desert Song' performed by local RAF personnel, in the village (?) hall at (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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

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

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.

I lived in Bletchley as a young boy from 1960, schooling at Church Green Road Infants, Holne Chase Primary & Juniors, Bletchley Grammar School & finally Lord Grey (was Wilton) Comprehensive. I lived in Newton Road opposite the old Co-Operative stores. Remembering the old garage. I actually used to (...Read full memory)

Have just received a sepia tone print of this image, this is where my great grandparents used to live, Gerard and Louisa Healey. A lovely keepsake.