Today's County in the spotlight

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Something we haven't come across in any previous county, and maybe not everyone's idea of interesting information, is one of the country's detention centres. Aylesbury Prison gives us that opportunity as it does come with an interesting history as you will discover if you follow the link below: :-D
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They have a Heritage Railway Centre;

https://www.bucksrailcentre.org/
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For the benefit of our non UK resident members here is a location map showing where Buckinghamshire is within England and a second map showing the main places in Buckinghamshire: :-D

Click on the maps to enlarge:
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One of the popular tourist locations in Bucks is Bekonscot, the world's oldest model village. First how about a miniature train ride?



This video gives you a good idea and the link below will tell you all you need to know.



The link for more information.
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As a 13 year old my family summer holiday was spent in Kent at a B&B where I met my first real girlfriend. Her family were staying in the same place and after spending a fortnight following her around I plucked up courage to ask where she lived. It turned out that her father was the head gardener at Waddesdon Manor and they lived in the gate lodge of the Manor.

So on the first day back in Watford I jumped on my bike and road along the A41 through Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring, Aston Clinton and Aylesbury to get to her house to see where she lived. I knew she would not be in as they were due to come home from Kent the week after us but I wanted to know how long it would take!! Well it took an hour and three quarters so I realised that the only practical way of seeing her would be to go for the weekend. Once she got home we exchanged a few letters until the first weekend arrived. I saw a lot of her but not a lot of the Manor however it was a memorable year :wink: :wink:
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If you have viewed my Bekonscot post earlier I have added a second video at 21.35 16/04/2022 :-D
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Another fascinating place in Buckinghamshire with a history going back over 5500 years is Princes Risborough. The link below will give you some of the history including how it got its name! :-D
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There are so many places of note in Buckinghamshire surely others must have some contributions to make? From Newport Pagnell the home of Aston Martin and Citrojim, through Milton Keynes and Zel's place on to Great Missenden, home of The Missenden Flyer, to High Wycombe and West Wycombe with the Hellfire Caves. Another of the places I enjoy a visit to is Bletchley Park where we won the Second World War from. Fascinating insight into the world of espionage and code breaking:
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I have a niece in High Wycombe. Never been there though.
Only been to Jim's, Milton Keynes, Bishops Stortford, St. Neots, Little Horwood and Drayton Parslow because it is so close to the (real) name of Ambrosia Parsley.
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Ever heard of these things :?:

My contribution to Bucks.
https://www.wipac.com/history

Nostalgic motoring accessories time.....Wipac hair raisers....Buckingham’s finest :)
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Pembrokeshire in the spotlight

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______________Buckinghamshire Done!_____26 done 66 to go_

and the next one please for it's day-ish in the spotlight

Already gone:

3,5,7,8,11,12,13,15,22,24,28,34,48,51,52,59,61,65,66,69,70,78,81,84,86,89.



Random Number Selection is 68

New County is Pembrokeshire

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Happy Easter Monday!

Welsh Corgi Pembroke, the breed much loved by HM Queen Elizabeth II.

What was the first Corgi owned by the then Princess Elizabeth called :?:

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
18 Apr 2022, 08:46


Welsh Corgi Pembroke, the breed much loved by HM Queen Elizabeth II.

What was the first Corgi owned by the then Princess Elizabeth called :?:

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Gnasher ? :-D
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
18 Apr 2022, 08:46
Happy Easter Monday!

Welsh Corgi Pembroke, the breed much loved by HM Queen Elizabeth II.

What was the first Corgi owned by the then Princess Elizabeth called :?:

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I had no idea so asked SWMBO who said the princess had taken one called Susan on honeymoon but she didn't think it was the first. So I DDG'd and discovered she was quite right and the first one was called Dookie, after Queen Charlotte apparently!
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I quite like the Pembrokeshire flag:
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