WELCOME to our 2021 Virtual Local History Fair

The old market
cross at Aylesbury
before its

  • The ‘Virtual display stands’
    of Buckinghamshire's
    history, archaeology and heritage societies,
    and other organisations

The county's societies have provided various ‘virtual displays’ this year, some relating to shops and shopping in Buckinghamshire through the centuries.

Because of the Covid epiudemic and our natural caution, we can offer only about 60 ticket-holders the chance to stroll round the society stands and exhibitions at the conference hall this year, but many more can let your mouse do the strolling through their pages below. We canguarantee that you will find things you didn't know about the local history of the county's retail trade.

Click on each society's name to open their Virtual display stand...

Recent Publications:

Finding Quarrendon by Garry Marshall

A new pamphlet that traces life in a late medieval Buckinghamshire village – Quarrendon is on the borders of Aylesbury – through its surviving documents.
Published by Bucks Archaeological Society in May 2021.

4.50 including postage. CLICK to Buy online now

Buckinghamshire Justicing Notebooks:
Sir Roger Hill and Edmund Waller

edited by Roger Bettridge

Insights into the world of rural poverty and petty crime in Stuart and Georgian Buckinghamshire, through the eyes of two justices of the peace.
Published by the Bucks Record Society in 2021.

Free to members who have paid their 2021 subscription (£15), or £30 to non-members, through the society's website.

50 Finds from Buckinghamshire
by Arwen Wood, the county's Finds Liaison Officer

A wealth of discoveries from everyday objects to the Lenborough Hoard tell the stoy of ordinary people, their way of life and their belongings.
Published by Amberley Publishing in October 2021.

£15.99 from bookshops, or through the Amberley website.

High Wycombe in 50 Buildings
by Eddie Brazil

By charting the town's architectural lineage this book shows its rich history from the Iron Age to the present day.
Published by Amberley Publishing in October 2021.

£15.99 from bookshops, or through the Amberley website.

Lives in Maids Moreton
1320-2020: Using resources for local history

by Lyn Robinson.

Presenting local history in the form of biographies, this book tricks us into learning things we did not know we were interested in. (Julian Hunt)
Published by the author in April 2020.
13.99 by email from mmbook2020@outlook.com, or from Buckingham Old Gaol Museum.

The Kings at Brill
by Michael Farley

The Kings of England visited their manor at Brill from the days of Edward the Confessor for almost 300 years. This book looks at the evidence for a very different Brill from the village we know today.
TO BE PUBLISHED by Bucks Archaeological Society early in 2022.