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Brake Blocks Worn Out

From Bletchley Gazette 2/11/57

When P.C. Pike stopped a cyclist from Warwick Road, Bletchley, and examined his brakes, he found the rear brake block completely worn away.

At Bletchley Magistrates court the cyclist wrote pleading guilty and was fined £1 for cycling with inefficient brakes.

 

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A Romany Caravan

 

The photo shows a family of romany  folk and their caravan at Stoke Hammond, a rare site nowadays.

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AWA P032 Canal Barges at Fenny Lock

Narrow Boats in Fenny Stratford Lock

The photo shows a pair of working boats (known as barge and butty). The boats carried bulk materials such as coal, flour etc. When I was a boy my mother used to take me to see some friends, Mr and Mrs Smith who lived in a cottage at Fenny Lock. She knew a lot of the ‘bargees.’

Now, there are not many working boats, they have been converted to pleasure boats, which are hired out for holidays, or privately owned.

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ESS P126

Water Eaton Lane, Fenny Stratford.

Mr Porter prefers the country. Stage and television actor Eric Porter has recently come to live in Bow Brickhill. Mr Porter is probably best known as Soames Forsythe in The Forsyte Saga on BBC T. V

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In April we posted an article about the County Cinema.

https://talkaboutbletchley.wordpress.com/2017/05/04/county-cinema/

This is a photo of the Chapel that predated the cinema.

Before it was a cinema

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Holdom’s window was worth a look

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Anyone remember this from the 1970s?

Information Stand in Queensway

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