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Leaky Citadel

Former Bletchley Salvation Army Hall, Church Street

Bletchley Gazette 9/11/57

During a concert given by the band and children’s choir at the Salvation Army Citadel in Church Street, water poured in from the roof near the skylight where tiles had been torn off by the gale the previous night.

In next to no time, there ‘rivers’ running along the floor of the hall. Buckets, bowls and a bath were fetched to catch the water, but by this time members of the band were forced to move. There was also a shifting around by members of  the congregation who wanted to keep their feet dry.

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On 17 November 1967  The Bletchley Gazette reported on the opening of the Dolphin pub on Abbeys Estate in West Bletchley:

‘By pulling the first pint, Cllr R Fisher, Chairman of Bletchley Council formally opened the Dolphin, the town’s latest public house on the corner of Whaddon Way and Melrose Avenue. The Dolphin had taken 11 months to complete and cost £33,000. Charles Wells Ltd. were able to obtain the site in exchange for that of the Three Tuns at Fenny Stratford, which is in the High Street and will be required in due course for road widening.’

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Presentation in Studio Cinema foyer – 1984

A Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) presentation in the foyer of The Studio. This is the only photo we have of the interior of the cinema. Does it bring back memories for you? Do you have photos taken inside the building?

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Tattenhoe Church

Tattenhoe Church

This photo shows Tattenhoe church which before the building of Milton Keynes was almost surrounded by trees, and rarely used. It is now surrounded by houses and holds a service every week.

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