House platforms found at Stoke Mandeville deserted village
2 July 2014
The results of a geophysical survey at Stoke Mandeville deserted village site have indicated the existence of several house platforms below the ground surface, and confirmed the existence of earlier ponds and ditches.
The survey was carried out over three days in October and November 2013 because the site is threatened with total destruction by the HS2 high-speed rail line and associated construction works.
The relationships between the discovered features were not clear enough to show the pattern of the settlement, but these features may date from different periods of the site's history.
Click here for full details of the survey, its results and a downloadable copy of the full report.
Stoke Mandeville pamphlet now on-line
2 July 2014
The Society's pamphlet 'Last chance for Stoke Mandeville deserted village?' is now available on-line through this website.
This means that the pamphlet - which traces the history of the village since Saxon times and reveals how construction of the HS2 high-speed rail line will totally destroy what remains – can now be downloaded for free to read on-screen, or to print out a copy yourself.
The printed edition has sold 350 copies and a few copies are still available for £2.50 each including postage.
Click here for details of how to download your copy, or, if you prefer order a printed version.
Second part of Records volume 12 now on-line
18 June 2014
The second part of Records of Buckinghamshire volume 12, first published in 1928, is now available on-line. Its six articles may be either read on-screen or downloaded locally to save as electronic copies or print out at will.
Volume 12 was published between 1927 and 1933 and has been out of print for many years. Now Parts 1 and 2 are available on-line as part of this website. The rest of the volume will follow.
Newly available are articles on a skull found at Fenny Stratford, a former church at Chalfont St Peter, the Rector of Bletchley 1715-1727, Haddenham during the Civil War, the Parish of Granborougth, and a gold ring found at Chalfont St Peter.
Click here to access the index page showing all articles now on-line, including those newly added for volume 12.