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Monks Risborough Dovecot There's more to us than you might think...

We cover ALL aspects of our county's history. So historic buildings and ancient churches, documentary research and the landscapes of the past, local history – as well as archaeology and fieldwork – all are within our remit.

And we're just as concerned about the present as the past: whether it's HS2 or local planning decisions, we work to protect the county's heritage and historic environment.

A History of Buckinghamshire in Twelve Objects – click here >>
BLHN leaflet Buckinghamshire Local History Network 2019
ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND FAIR

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE SOCIAL HOUSING
– FROM ALMSHOUSES TO RIGHT-TO-BUY

A one-day conference on the changing face of housing for the people: cottages on manorial estates, the 18th-century workhouse that provided work, the 19th-century workhouse that enforced it, 'Homes fit for Heroes' that launched council-provided housing after the First World War, then the New Towns and Milton Keynes after the Second, and its dismantling through Right-to-Buy.

Saturday 5 October 2019 at The Oculus, the Aylesbury Vale District Council conference centre in Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury – plus displays and bookstalls by the county's local history and archaeology societies. Full details and tickets in advance >>

Records of Bucks 59 cover

RECORDS OF BUCKS 2019 EDITION
out on 11 May

Records of Bucks (volume 59) includes articles on newly-discovered Romanesque wall painting at St Mary's Church, Old Linslade, the effects of the Wars of the Roses on Chesham, and Marlow's medieval manor hall.
•  See full list of contents >>

•  Price to non-members: £15.00, plus £3.50 for post and packing.
•  TO GET YOUR COPY:
Print and complete our Recent Publications Order Form >>

•  Members receive Records volume 59 free – so why not JOIN THE SOCIETY? >>

DISCOVER HISTORY YOU DON'T YET KNOW THIS SUMMER...

The society runs a series of Summer Outings to places of historic and archaeological interest between April and September every year.

The 2019 programme is just out, with outings to 18th-century gardens, the largest timber-framed building in England, a neolithic landscape, a 15th-century Prior's Hall, subterranean caverns and the largest village green in Buckinghamshire.

Full details and how to join these Outings >>

RECENT SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS

Wulfhere's People sets out the excavation of a mid-Saxon cemetery, revealing the lives of Wolverton's earliest inhabitants.
£18.00 plus £2.00 postage.

My dearest Ben provides an intimate glimpse into the world of Benjamin Disraeli, his family and the women in his life - through their letters.
£4.50 plus £1.50 postage.

Missenden Abbey sums up the medival finds and discoveries that tell of the great monastery, founded in 1133 adn dissolved by Henry VIII in 1538.
£12.00 plus £2.00 postage.

TO ORDER THESE
and our other publications,
see our Publications list >>

Wulfhere's People cover My Dearest Ben book cover Records of Bucks 2018 cover
Records of Buckinghamshire volume 29 (1987) now on-line – click here >> view contents

WHAT THE SOCIETY DOES:

The Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society...

Acknowledgement

The cost of producing this site has been met by a generous donation made in his will by Dr Arnold Baines, a long-standing member of the Society and a former Vice-President. Acknowledgement must also go to all those people who have contributed material for the web site. Please also note that copyright of photos on the site belong primarily to the person who kindly provided the image and include Mike Farley.