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These two old photographs of Fenny Stratford show just how idyllic the area was. You cannot halt progress, however, with the ‘hustle and bustle’ of everyday life perhaps a little quieter lifestyle is something we could all do with sometimes!

Looking down The Denbigh Road from Stag Bridge.

Water Eaton Lane, Fenny Stratford.

 

 

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The Bletchley Gazette dated June 22, 1957 reported that the County Cinema in High Street, Fenny Stratford was closing down.

The building was originally High Street Methodist Chapel which was converted into the County Cinema in 1911.

The cinema had  various names over the years including King Georges,and was one of the oldest in the country outside London.

Like many children in Bletchley I went to “Saturday morning Pictures” at The County every week. The programme consisted of a serial, a cartoon and a “big picture”, usually a cowboy film (e.g. Roy Rogers)  or a comedy (Laurel and Hardy). It was good value at 6d in the stalls, or 9d in the balcony.

 

 

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