WELCOME to our Virtual Local History Fair

Workers at
Marlow Brewery
around 1900.

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

The county's societies have provided a wide range of ‘virtual displays’ relating to the historic breweries, brewers, pubs, publicans of Buckinghamshire – and a maltster.

We cannot offer you the chance to stroll round their stands and exhibitions outside the conference hall this year, but let your mouse do the strolling through their pages below and we guarantee you will find things you didn't know about the local history of the county's ‘drinks trade’.

And here's a challenge: can you find which society's display stars Robert Kemp, the maltster born in Swanbourne in 1789?

Click on the society name to open their Virtual display stand...

Recent Publications:

How one man transformed a town: Winslow 1640-1770 and William Lowndes by David Noy.

The story of an extraordinary man – and an extraordinary picture of how a Buckinghamshire town was changed in the 18th century.
Published by Bucks Archaeological Society in October 2020.

14.50 including postage. Order here now...

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 from mmbook2020@outlook.com, phone 01280 813014 or Buckingham Old Gaol Museum.

Women at War

A celebration of our local suffrage campaigners and their contribution to World War 1.
Published by Amersham Museum.
10 plus postage.
Order here now...

Museum Herb Garden

An illustrated booklet detailing all plants in the museum herb garden, each with latinised and common names and information about medicinal or domestic use.

Published by Amersham Museum.
3.50 plus postage.
Order here now...

Humphry Repton in Buckinghamshire and beyond

Seven essays on Repton's work in Buckinghamshire and links further afield, as far as Germany. Detailed gazetteer with analysis of 15 sites in Bucks including Milton Keynes and Slough.
Published by Bucks Gardens Trust.
23.50 including postage from Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust, 11 Fledglings Walk, Winslow MK18 3QU.

TO METROLAND: The Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Historic Towns Project

Published by the Bucks Council Archaeolgy Service
For sale at a special discounted price of 5.00. To order, email her@buckinghamshire.gov.uk.

Pots, potters and potteries of Buckinghamshire 1200-1910
A Gazetteer by Michael Farlery and Barbara Hurman.

Lists pottery production sites in Buckinghamshire and every potter in the documentary record by name - and illustrates their products where known. All alphabetically by parish for easy access.
Published by Bucks Archaeological Society in October 2019. 16.50 including postage. Order here now...

The Story of Marlow

Expands on the information displayed in Msarlow museum, with a summary timeline listing world, British and local events in parallel from 45,000 BCE to the present.
Published by Marlow Museum.
4.50 from the museum.