Local History 1

Co-ordinator Rodney Glew
Telephone 01280 821962
E-mail local.history1@buckinghamu3a.org.uk
Weekday 3rd  Thursday (  and April – September, ex August for 1st Thurs as well for visits)
Time 10:00 – 12:00
Venue Maids Moreton Village Hall

About the group

We meet from 10:00 am to midday on the third Thursday of each month (excluding August) at Maids Moreton Village Hall.

Dean Jones, the Partnerships and Outreach Manager from the University of Buckingham, was our June speaker. Dean gave a really fascinating talk on the history of the university comparing old with the new, showing its development, growth, ambitions for the future and the positive effect on the town.

Many of the “historic” photos and illustrations awakened memories for quite a few of us.

On July 7th Ed Conroy is arranging a visit to Magdalen College Oxford, travelling by the X5 bus (using our bus passes). Members of other groups are very welcome to join us.

Visit to Magdalen College Oxford on 7th July.

We will be catching the X5 at 9.40am at Buckingham Bus Stand (nearest parking is the Waitrose  car park) – then at Oxford Bus Station take the `Tube` a bus which will drop us off in the High Street just a short walk from the entrance to the college.

Nearby is the Queens Lane Coffee House (supposed to be the oldest coffee shop in Europe). Ed spoke to the manageress and she said she can take us for lunch. As we need to give her some idea of numbers please let Rodney Glew know if you will be coming by the 4th July.

The college also does snacks and light lunches if anyone would prefer to lunch there.
We can use our bus passes on all buses.

£7 admission to college (concessions) with an option to purchase a combined ticket that includes entrance to the University Botanic Gardens. These are located across the road from the college.

Please note that payment is by card only – no cash.

Not too much walking, so this should be a nice trip out.

This is a self guided visit/outing so you can return to Buckingham, on the X5, at leisure, as and when you are ready.

Contact Rod Glew for further details.

Our programme for the next few months is planned to be:


Date: Subject: Speaker:
 July 7th  Trip by X5 bus to Magdalen College Oxford  Ed Conroy
 July 21st  Buckingham in the Second World War John Cornwall
 September 15th  Oddfellows – history and activities in Buckingham Sue Dalton-Smith
Doreen Sams
 October 20th  Tingewick – Now and Then Rosemary
 November 17th  The Fremantle’s of Swanbourne  Ken Harris
 December 15th  Quiz and Social  TBA

Please note that, due to current circumstances, speakers could still change at short notice. However, we do keep all of our group’s members updated, via a monthly email or even “real mail” for those who do not have electronic access.

We are a friendly group and new members are always welcome.
Our meeting fee is currently £2 per meeting, which includes coffee/tea and biscuits.

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