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HISTORIC BUCKDEN

Read about the rich history of Buckden in the articles below.  Discover more about fascinating people that once loved here and some of the beautiful buildings that help to make the village what it is today.

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PARISH HISTORY

See the Buckden Parish Council Website for a brief history of Buckden

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BUCKDEN A HUNTINGDONSHIRE VILLAGE

Copies are still available at £15 each from the Secretary

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WALK HISTORIC BUCKDEN

Historic buildings and Sites around the Village

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THE TOWERS

Read the history on Buckden's iconic building

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CAPT JOHN LESLIE GREEN VC

Born in Buckden 1888

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BUCKDEN HIGH STREET

From Tudor days

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BUCKDEN'S ENCLOSURE MAP - 1813

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ST MARY'S CHURCH

Barry Jobling describes the beautiful things to see inside St Mary's Church.

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BUCKDEN SCHOOL

Buckden School has been an important part of Buckden for hundreds of years.

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ST NEOTS & BUCKDEN WORKHOUSE

Once a common sight within local parishes across the UK and Ireland, the workhouse provided the destitute board and lodging in return for work.

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BRIDGE HOUSE

In 2005 Chris Bates Bates completely renovated Bridge House, Church Street, Buckden's oldest house.

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THE RENOVATION OF 5-9 CHURCH STREET

Read about Brendan and Emma Henry's amazing journey to completely renovate 5-9 Church Street and return it back into a single house.

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BUCKDEN'S ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS NUCLEAR MONITORING POST

Set in the farmer's field just off the Buckden Road is a fascinating little structure that once played a key part in the Cold War.  It is now a listed building.  Read john Shere's fascinating report.

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BUCKDEN'S LOCAL HISTORIC WOODLANDS

Buckden's local historic woodlands were once the hunting grounds for kings.

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PEPYS HOUSE

The Buckden Local History Society visited Pepys House, Brampton in July 2023.  Read Nicky Gibb's fascinating insight into this local historical house.

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GRAFHAM MEDIEVAL MOATED COMPOUND

On the Brampton Road just outside Grafham was the site of a Medieval Moated Compound.

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GREAT PAXTON CHURCH

In 2020 Great Paxton church celebrated a 1000 years of history.

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ST NEOTS PAPER MILL

Now its modern accommodation but the little island on the river Great Ouse, just as you leave Little Paxton and enter St Neots, was once the site of a paper mill.

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RECOLLECTIONS

With Thanks to Angie Bruce, Celia Sharpley, Dave Gent and Carol Swepstone

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AUNT MARY'S DIARY, 1937

Angie has transcribed her aunt's diary, written in 1937 when Mary was 12 years old.

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HINSBY'S CORNER

Angie remembers Mr and Mrs Hinsby who owned the sweet shop on the corner of Silver Street and Church Street

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FLO COOMBER

Angie remembers Flo Coomber who ran a grocery shop on the Village Green in the 1950s

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PIPE’S SHOP, CHURCH STREET, BUCKDEN

(1945 to 1996)

Angie remembers the Pipe's grocery shop in Church Street and how beautiful it looked at Christmas time.

Left, Inside the Pipe's Shop, Christmas 1995

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OLD MAN VIOLET

Angie remembers an old character from Buckden in the 1950s and 60s, Violet Livett.

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IVELBURY HOUSE

Cecilia Sharpley (nee Ashton)  lived in Ivelbury House, Buckden in the early 1950s.  She moved with her family to Australia but remembers her time there with affection

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GEORGE ARTHUR SMITH

Dave Gent shares memories of his wife's great grandfather, George Arthur Smith, Buckden's postman during the late 1890s and early 1900s.

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BUCKDEN METHODIST CHURCH OPEN DAY
10 JULY 2022

Carol Swepstone reflects back on its achievements with an Open Day held on Sunday 10 July 2022.

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PHOTO COLLECTION

Originally Compiled by Robin Gibson

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VOLUME 1

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VOLUME 2

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VOLUME 3

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VOLUME 4

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