My mum Rene (Alice Irene Flitney née Harding) died in 1999. When my brother, sister and I went through her things we found an envelope full of old newspaper clippings and other bits and pieces. We looked through the papers and put the envelope away, but those yellowing pieces of paper keep whispering of half-forgotten times and places. Places like Butlers Cross, Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury, West Wycombe, Little Kimble, Wendover, Ellesborough, Southcourt and Princes Risborough.
Monday, 23 February 2015
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
The land on which the museum stands was given to the town in 1877 by local brewer Henry Hall as a site for a drinking fountain, a new cottage hospital, reading room, Institute and Baths. Today Crown Close looks much the same as it always did expect a war memorial has taken the place of the drinking fountain. If you are interested in finding out more The Curtis Museum website is an excellent place to start.