Could Woolworths be set to return to Aylesbury after former boss makes admission?

Retailer collapsed in 2008 after racking up debts of £400m but former boss plans to resurrect brand.


NOSTALGIA: Ghouls, girls and games at Halloween fun!

Witches were in plentiful supply at Winslow’s Scout and Guide Hut on Monday evening in October 1966 when the Winslow Girl Guides held their Halloween party.

The Safeway name has been restricted to the USA since Morrisons rebranded UK stores in 2005

Morrisons to revive Safeway brand

Morrisons is reviving the Safeway brand as it looks to branch out from selling to consumers and enter the wholesale market.

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Remember when children used to play outdoors?

10 best outdoor games we used to play that our kids have never heard of

Kids of the 70s, 80s and 90s will remember them well with a nostalgic tear in their eye but here are 10 great outdoor games we used to play that our children have probably never heard of.

Stirling Moss driving the 1952 Reims Grand Prix-winning Jaguar C-type. He will be reunited with the car at the Flywheel Festival, near Bicester in July. Picture from Historic Promotions. PNL-160206-114146001

Racing legend makes a Stirling effort to attend festival

Racing legend Sir Stirling Moss will be at the second annual Flywheel Festival, at Bicester Heritage, from July 2 to 3.

Whaddon Chase hounds travelling through Whitchurch in 1920

Archive: Hunt on the A413

This picture was taken in 1920 and shows the Whaddon Chase hounds travelling sedately through Whitchurch.

A photo taken in 1890 at the wedding of Alice Walker and John Elley

Wedding memories as town’s hidden gem invites people in

This remarkable Winslow family photo was taken at the wedding of Alice Walker and John Elley in 1890.

Calvert station

Reader’s nostalgia: Calvert rail station

Thank-you to Pam Talbot for the above photo of Calvert Station taken in 1955 when her father, Reginald Swan was the station master.

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Beating the Bounds, Grendon Underwood, 1952

Archive: Villagers take part in ‘beating the bounds’ ceremony

These folk are ‘beating the bounds’, a tradition carried out in many parishes to ensure everyone knew the village boundaries.

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Early 20th century picture of auctioneer Sidney Wigley at Winslow Market

Can you shed light on Sidney Wigley?

A major project looking into life on the homefront during the First World War needs help piecing together the story of an auctioneer called Sidney Wigley.

File photo dated 02/07/09 of Buckingham Palace, which enjoyed its best summer opening in more than 15 years attracting over 400,000 visitors, officials said today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday October 18, 2010. See PA story ROYAL Palace. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire B44809201287408145A

BACK TO THE PAST: Our link to Queen’s famous home

Left: The Bull Ring, above, a pike and below the Royal Latin School

Chantry Chapel (when it was home to the Royal Latin School) and the town confectioners around 1850 in Buckingham PNL-140929-142045001

Back to the past with Ed Grimsdale: Await the ghost of pieman Town

A few weeks ago, I told the tale of 19th century Latin School boys baked to a turn by the baker’s oven built into their Chantry Chapel’s stone wall.

Loyns Cafe, in Canterbury PNL-140310-115807001

Back to the Past with Ed Grimsdale: Memories of Buckingham’s bakery

The piece about Buckingham’s Bakery stirred memories in readers, not only locals but those who read the Advertiser’s electronic edition.

Chantry Chapel (when it was home to the Royal Latin School) and the town confectioners around 1850 in Buckingham PNL-140929-142045001

Back to the past with Ed Grimsdale: Tiny tales of the past

This week’s Back to the Past with Ed Grimsdale features tiny tales and facts from the town of Buckingham.

The old Buckingham stagecoach PNL-140919-161138001

Back to the past with Ed Grimsdale: Buckingham and the glories of coaching

Henry Robinson, Buckingham entrepreneur and its sometime mayor, created what was reputedly the fourth long distance regular coach service to London in the 17th century.

Buckingham milk factory PNL-140915-145337001

Back to the past with Ed Grimsdale: How north Bucks fed Londoners milk

Victorian railways brought north Bucks closer to London.

The Cross Keys, Buckingham. Copy owned by Roger Short. PNL-140509-141825001

Back to the past with Ed Grimsdale: The tale of the two Crossed Keys Inns

Recent pieces based on an 1852 view of Buckingham brought helpful comments from Advertiser readers about the Cross Keys Inn – the railway inn that wasn’t true to type.

Buckingham Bakery, Restaurant and Tea Rooms in 1925 on West Street.  In the picture is Arthur Loyns, in his bow tie, his wife and staff. PNL-140829-131917001

Back to the past with Ed Grimsdale: The many faces of the town bakery

Buckingham Bakery, Restaurant and Tearooms were started in 1887 by AC Rogers and was housed in the Old Market Hall that stood on the site that now contains Barclays Bank.

Buckingham vicarage from Church Street in 1965 PNL-140826-163149001

Back to the past with Ed Grimsdale: Outsider continues his look at Buckingham

We left the 1852 Northampton Mercury report on Buckingham with its author rubbishing Buckingham’s unusual classical church on Castle Hill.

The Old Cross Keys Pub in Buckingham in 1880 PNL-140815-151914001

Back to the past with Ed Grimsdale: An outsider’s view of Buckingham

This view of Buckingham was seen through Northants eyes and printed in the Northampton Mercury in 1852.

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