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The old shop in Aylesbury Street.

The old shop in Aylesbury Street.

One of my Saturday morning tasks was to go and collect the bread from Turney’s bakery shop in Aylesbury Street, living in Old Bletchley it was out with the bicycle and a ‘balancing act’ on the way back. But I have to say it was ‘well worth’ the trek, lovely tasting crusty bread, not like some of the bread we get today from our larger suppliers.

Mr Turney removing the baked bread from the oven.

Mr Turney removing the baked bread from the oven.

When the bakery closed its doors at its old location I believe it opened up a shop on the Lakes Estate, perhaps somebody could clarify this please.

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Season’s Greetings!

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In the Gazette…

Some  enthusiastic singing was heard at the Spurgeon Memorial Church on Saturday evening at what was hoped would be the first of a series of annual choral festivals.

There was a choir of about 200 voices drawn from the Free Church choirs of North Bucks, and the festival took the form of three anthems, selected hymns for the choir, and two congregational hymns.

Perhaps the best singing was heard in a new setting of the 23rd Psalm, composed by the festival’s conductor, Mrs. Gertie Bedford, ARCO. The tune was pleasing and the singing dignified and unhurried.

The singing was enjoyed by both the choir themselves, and by an appreciative audience.

Mr Eric Alderman made an efficient organ accompanist, and also played a number of pieces before the start of the service.

Choirs represented were the West End and Wesley Methodists Wolverton, Wolverton Congregational, New Bradwell Baptists, New Bradwell Methodists, Loughton Baptists, Drayton Parslow Baptists and the Bletchley Free Churches.

Spurgeon Baptist Choir

Spurgeon Baptist Choir c1950

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We have a new book from Living Archive for sale at Bletchley Community Heritage in Bletchley library. It’s part of ‘The Great War Remembered’, a major project showcasing the stories of the people of Milton Keynes and the surrounding area. New research was undertaken, many long-valued family documents and memorabilia were donated. New community events and exhibitions were produced, including educational resources for schools as well as a dedicated website.

A proper coffee table book, this 200 page volume is full of stories from the local newspapers, school logs and memories, all laid out with images and illustrations of the time.

Priced at £19.99, this would be a great present.

New book from Living Archive

New book from Living Archive

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