Friday 27 October 2023

Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve

The “Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve” at Old Wolverton – better known to local naturalists as “Manor Farm” – was officially opened to the public on August 25, 2016. Originally grazing land, its 48 hectares were quarried for gravel from 2007 to 2014, but always with a view to returning them to a state similar to that which greeted to the first farmers thousands of years ago.

Alex Fox

Friday 20 October 2023

Celebrating the 50th edition of the Camphill Chronicle

In September, Camphill Milton Keynes celebrated in the crypt the 50th edition of its chronicle which is printed weekly.
What is a Chronicle?
A chronicle (pronounced kron-i-kuh l) is a historical account of events (real or imagined) that are told in chronological order, meaning from first to last as they occur in time.
Alex Fox

Friday 13 October 2023

Community Assembly

These are some photographs  of residents and staff having a community assembly at the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes. We usually have these assemblies every month in the community so that we can discuss issues and bring up news about events happening in the community.

Alex Fox

Friday 6 October 2023

Milton Keynes Museum

Milton Keynes Museum is an independent local museum in the parish of Wolverton and Greenleys in Milton Keynes, England. It is mostly run by volunteers with a small number of paid staff.

The museum is housed in a former Victorian farmstead. It covers the history of the Milton Keynes area, including northern Buckinghamshire and southern Northamptonshire, from the year 1800 onwards. It includes the Stacey Hill Collection of rural life, consisting of agricultural, domestic, industrial, and social objects connected to the area before the 1967 foundation of Milton Keynes.

There is also a collection of many memorabilia of the nearby Wolverton railway works.

The museum's Connected Earth collection includes a variety of historic telephones and switchdoards, many still in working order. The museum also has some historic Post Office and British Telecom vehicles. The largest of these is the Road Phone, an enormous working telephone used for promotional purposes.

The museum was previously called the Stacey Hill Museum.

Alex Fox