WOLVERTON PAST

A HISTORY RESOURCE FOR WOLVERTON AND DISTRICT

Mainly Wolverton, Bradwell and Stantonbury, Stony Stratford and Calverton

BOOKS

Here is a list of local history books about the district, They can be ordered through Amazon or directly from the publisher through this link. Or by clicking on any of the book covers. The link will take you to a secure site.

Bletchley During the First World War

John A Taylor

 

This book describes in detail life in the Bletchley and Fenny Stratford district during the 1914-1918 war.

 

ISBN 978-1-909054-264 Pub 2014

The Inns of Stony Stratford

Bryan Dunleavy, Ken Daniels and Andy Powell

 

The book describes the history of Stony Stratford's inns from the 13th century to the 20th. century

 

ISBN 978-1-909054-080 Published 2015

The Lost Streets of Wolverton

Bryan Dunleavy

 

This book tells the story of the creation of England’s first company railway town, almost 175 years ago. It describes the decisions which led to its location, the ad hoc planning which led to this new community and its growth and development in its first decade.

ISBN 978-1-909054-004 Pub. 2010

Manno's Manor

Bryan Dunleavy

 

The book describes the history of the manor of Wolverton from its earliest archaeological evidence through the centuries up to 1838, when it was completely transformed by the arrival of the railway.

 

ISBN 978-1-909054-059 Published 2013

Redbrick Revolution

Bryan Dunleavy and Faye Lloyd

 

The first century of building in Wolverton after 1840 transformed Wolverton, New Bramwell and Stony Stratford from rural settlements into industrial town. This book tells the story. Illustrated.

 

ISBN 978-1-909054-172 Published 2015

Secret Sisters of Bletchley Park

John A Taylor

 

While Bletchley Park became a centre for code-breaking, several other nearby establishments were at work on psychological warfare to undermine the enemy's morale.

 

ISBN 978-1-909054-288 Pub 2015

Newport Pagnell During the First World War

John A Taylor

 

This book describes in detail life in the Newport Pagnell district during the 1914-1918 war.

 

ISBN 978-1-909054-264 Pub 2014

Stony Stratford During the First World War

John A Taylor

 

This book describes in detail life in Stony Stratford during the 1914-1918 war.

 

ISBN 978-1-909054-127 Pub 2014

Wolverton During the First World War VOL I

John A Taylor

 

This book describes in detail life in Wolverton during the 1914-1918 war.

 

ISBN 978-1-909054-233 Pub 2014

Wolverton During the First World War VOL II

John A Taylor

 

This book describes in detail life in Wolverton during the 1914-1918 war.

 

ISBN 978-1-909054-301 Pub 2015

Home Fires: Life in North Bucks Towns and Villages During the First World War

John A Taylor

This book describes in detail life in the North Bucks district during the 1914-1918 war.

ISBN 978-1-909054-202 Pub 2014

Urgent Copy

John A Taylor and Bryan Dunleavy

 

This book collects letters and reports published in the Wolverton Express during the1914-1918 war and reveals from personal accounts the realities of war during the period.

 

ISBN 978-1-909054-165 Pub 2015

I Grew Up in Wolverton

Ruth Edwards

 

A compilation of Facebook conversations recalling growing up in a railway town. Over 250 contributors.

 

ISBN 978-1-909054-03-5 Pub. 2013

I Grew Up in Wolverton Too

Ruth Edwards and Bryan Dunleavy

 

A second compilation of Facebook conversations recalling growing up in a railway town. Over 250 contributors.

 

ISBN 978-1-909054-10-3 Pub. 2014

The Birth of Milton Keynes

John A Taylor

 

50 years ago, in 1967, a new town was announced for North Bucks. This book describes the local politics and concerns in the years leading up to the announcement.

 

ISBN 978-1-909054-40-0 Pub. 2017

First Impressions

Bryan Dunleavy

 

In the 1840s the new railway town of Wolverton was a wonder the nation. This volume collects newspapers reports, memoirs and travel guides about the new town.

 

ISBN 978-1-909054-066 Published 2013

Much of the material used in these pages is under copyright ©. If you wish to use any part of the material presented here, please contact Bryan Dunleavy brdunleavy@gmail.com