Saturday, 18 December 2010

Snowy Buckingham

The November and December of 2010 are the coldest and snowiest I can remember.
Motorists struggled in the snow, but most people decided to walk instead.


Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Damage to the front of a house on West Street today.

Shot quickly on my iPhone this afternoon about 4pm.  West street narrows through here and this lorry and a pickup truck were both traveling too fast. Neither gave way sadly and the lorry kerbed and then jumped onto the pavement taking out the front entry corner of this 17th Century brick house.  They were unable to remove the lorry for fear of the side of the house falling down.  

Luckily no injuries. It certainly could've been worse though I feel absolutely sick for the homeowner.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Buckingham charter fair

It's the time of year again when the charter fair comes to town - it's here for a Saturday evening - then the whole thing gets taken down and is built up again the next week.

buckingham charter fair

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Band Jam 2010

This year's band jam was a great event with lots of people enjoying the lack of rain.
You can see lots more pictures at this online gallery.

Friday, 20 August 2010


Perhaps hard to see as it was taken on my iPhone but these opportunistic saplings always make me laugh. These are above one of Buckingham's betting shops.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Lloyd's Bank

Monday, 28 June 2010

No Free Newspapers

No newspapers for the digger? This picture was taken in Chandos Road where a house was being demolished.

no free newspapers, please

Saturday, 26 June 2010

old graveyard

This is the old graveyard in Buckingham, the site of the original church, which was built in the Saxon times. In 1776 part of the tower collapsed onto the church and caused so much damage that it was decided to pull down the church and build a new one on Castle Hill.

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Friday, 25 June 2010

tea shop

I had some nice lunch last Saturday at Connie's Tea Rooms - I can recommend their coronation chicken baguette!

Buckingham daily photo blog

Thursday, 24 June 2010

only for small people

There are a lot of houses in Buckingham that feature incredibly small doors - here's an example:

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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Nicely kept garden

This nice garden caught my eye in School Lane.

Buckingham daily photo blog

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Overgrown Entrance

I did like the look of this overgrown entrance in Castle Street - makes me wonder what's behind the door.

Buckingham daily photo blog

Monday, 21 June 2010

Bridge Reflections

This is the bridge across the river Ouse near the old railway viaduct.

Buckingham daily photo blog

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Flats ahead of their time

These flats on the High Street were a bit ahead of their time: using a balcony instead of corridors was an idea that came back in 1960's and can be seen in the tower blocks and flats of the time.

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Monday, 14 June 2010

13 Well Street

This house with its rounded front can be found in Well Street, just next door to the Fish & Chip shop

buckingham daily photo

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Nice Entrance

This entrance at 15 Castle Street caught my eye. The fact that everything seems a bit wonky adds to the charm.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Guess Where!?

Now let's see how well you know Buckingham...
Can you tell me where this house can be found?

Ok - I left you guessing for long enough - it is in Castle Street just before you enter the churchyard.

You can just see it here above/behind the florist's shop - looks like the windows are quite new or re-painted. I like the blue windows.

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Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Yay! New Ice-cream parlour opens in Buckingham!

A new ice-cream parlour has opened in Cornwall Place in Buckingham. This is an independent shop that makes their own ice-cream on site. They have more than 15 flavours - and that sounds like a good excuse to go into town :-)

Gazzeria Ice-cream parlour

Gazzeria Ice-cream Parlour, Buckingham

Gazzeria Ice-cream shop, Buckingham

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Chestnut Cottage

This lovely cottage can be found on the Main Street in Maids Moreton:


Monday, 31 May 2010

Music in the Market 2010

Pictures of the tenth annual "Music in the Market" music festival. This is a great little festival featuring folk music as well as rock, seasoned and new up-and-coming bands. The weather was great, sunny but windy and it got cold as soon as the sun went down - as is to be expected in May. The festival attracted a good crowd from all age groups and by the evening everyone was dancing.

Buckingham's Music in the Market 2010

Buckingham's Music in the Market 2010

Buckingham's Music in the Market 2010

You can see more pictures on my flickr page if you like.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Braces Barbers

This house is situated on the corner of West Street and Castle Street. The little mini roundabout is very busy during the day, both West Street and Castle Street are very narrow, it's always interesting to watch lorries making their way through these streets.

Braces Barbers

This is a perfect spot to explore Buckingham a little further using Google Streetview: Have a go at a 360 degree turn yourself!

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Saturday, 29 May 2010

Vinyl Riches

vinyl riches

Friday, 28 May 2010


I always think how lovely it would be to have a house that backed onto the river. Of course our river floods every few years and I can't imagine the stress of my house being under threat every time the rains are heavy.


Thursday, 27 May 2010

8 little cottages all in a row.

these little houses stand on a hill on Moreton Ave.

8 cottages

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

the bread man

If you're a fan of bread, rustic varieties, white loaves, cakes and other doughy wonderfulness you'll want to stop by this market stall.


Tuesday, 25 May 2010

the plant man

This market trader always has lovely plants and great prices.


Monday, 24 May 2010

fuchsias 5 for £5


Sunday, 23 May 2010



and here's where you can find this art nouveau gem...


Saturday, 22 May 2010

chantry chapel book shop

On Tuesday and Saturday (our market days) Buckingham's Chantry Chapel opens its door and has a wide selection of books of every sort. It's the perfect place to pick up a novel for your holiday or a book on gardening or cookery... and its staffed by helpful volunteers.

chantry chapel book shop

chantry chapel book store

Friday, 21 May 2010

Buckingham Railway Walk

Part of the Buckingham Circular walk, the Railway Walk is an oasis for wildlife in the middle of Buckingham. The path runs along the old railway line, which was dismantled in 1967.
The line is now completely overgrown and provides a nice wet woodland walk, with much of the original track below water. This is a nice, calm and cool place on a hot summer's day.

Railway Walk

Railway Walk

The walk also features a pond which is full of wildlife:
Railway Walk

You can still see the original platform here:
Railway Walk

You can read more about the railway line in Buckingham on wikipedia.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Chandos Road Houses

Here are numbers 16 and 15 on Chandos Road.


Detail shot of number 16:


Wednesday, 19 May 2010

23 Chandos Road

Chandos road developed when the railway arrived in Buckingham. It features a row of big Victorian houses.

23 Chandos Road

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Stratford Road

This house is at the end of a very old path that leads from Stratford Road up to Maids Moreton. The path looks like it was an avenue at some point that has now grown into woodland.

House on Stratford Road

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Buckingham Church

A view from Nelson Street, towards Rumbold's Street, showing St. Peter & Paul Church.

View of Buckingham Church, from Nelson Street

Monday, 10 May 2010

The Old Stables

This is the ruins of the old stables(?) near the Chantry Chapel in the town centre.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Saint Peter & Paul Church

looking up at the spire of Saint Peter & Saint Paul Church.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Buckingham Tuesday Street Market

This is a scene of the weekly Tuesday Street Market outside the Old Gaol. If you look closely you can see a camera woman, there to cover the general elections - taking place today.

Buckingham Tuesday Street Market

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Garden Cottage

Garden Cottage on a nice sunny morning...


Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Villiers Hotel

This is Villiers Hotel in Castle Street. This hotel used to be called Swan & Castle Hotel and Posting House. The term 'Posting House' comes from the days when it was a coaching inn and post horses were kept there.

Villiers Hotel, Buckingham

You can read up on some more local history on the Villiers Hotel website

Saturday, 1 May 2010

City Daily Photo: Statues

It's the first of the month and so that means Theme Day!

This is Buckingham's Concrete Swan... possibly hard to see from the photo but it depicts a swan with its head down feeding in the grasses of the river. You can one of Buckingham's resident swans in the background looking for lazy handouts instead.

concrete swan
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