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The Origins of Aylesbury

SPECIAL EVENT: SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2012

A day of talks and walks around the historic centre of Aylesbury. Come along and learn about the town's origins in history and archaeology. Contributions from all the town's local history organisations.

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The historic origins of Aylesbury

A talk by Michael Farley FSA, former Buckinghamshire County Archaeologist

Saturday 8 September, 7.15pm, in St Mary's Church, Aylesbury
Admission by ticket only.

Tickets 10 (includes wine), from St Mary's Church and the County Museum, or by post from BAS Library, County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury, Bucks HP20 2QP.
Proceeds to the Florence Nightingale Hospice.

Displays in St Mary's Church

Saturday 8 September for one week

by the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies, the County Archaeological Service, the Young Archaeologists Club and others

Photographs of Old Aylesbury by Karl Vaughan

Guided historical walks around Aylesbury

Walks depart from Kingsbury (except **).
Each will last an hour, and is free to all-comers.

Saturday 8 September:
11am: What Aylesbury buildings can tell us led by George Lamb
2.30pm: Church and Churchyard led by Julian Hunt

** ALSO, departing from The Chapel, Aylesbury Cemetery, Tring Road:
11am: A tour of the cemetery led by Roger King of the Aylesbury Society

Sunday 9 September:
11.00am: Origins of Aylesbury led by Mike Farley
2.30pm: Geology of Aylesbury and its buildings led by Philip Powell

Lady Lee of Quarrendon will also grace the town in Tudor costume.

Heritage Open Days arranged by the Aylesbury Society

A number of buildings in Aylesbury will be open that are not normally open to the public. See the Heritage Open Days website

Buckinghamshire County Museum, Church Street

Special displays on the archaeology of Early Aylesbury
as well as three Bucks exhibitions: Our Sporting Life, Tree of Life, and Two Jubilee Queens in Bucks.
Open 10am-5pm, Saturday 8 September. Closed Sunday.

The church of St Mary in Aylesbury, with its unique spire
St Mary's Church, Aylesbury,
where the main talk
will be held on
the Saturday evening.