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January 19, 2016

Aylesbury Handyman

Filed under: England,Services,United Kingdom,Websites — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 12:31 pm

Aylesbury Handyman – If you live in the Aylesbury area and are looking for handyman services you should consider visiting the “Aylesbury Carpentry and Handyman Service” website where you can view photos of all the latest jobs carried out by this handyman and get contact details to get a free quote for any handyman job that you currently have at hand. Pete will gladly come round, offer advice and work out an estimate for you.

Visit the website here ->>> Aylesbury Carpenter and Handyman Service

September 4, 2013

Buckingham a Buckinghamshire Town

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 6:38 pm

A busy town with a population of just over 12,000, the town of Buckingham was the former county town of Buckinghamshire, England, until replaced by Aylesbury during the eighteenth century. Founded in the 7th century Buckingham has had its charter to hold a market since 1554, it now holds markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays, attracting people from far and wide, much as it has done for centuries. Notable as being the location of one of only two private universities to exist in the UK (The University of Buckingham) the town is an important centre for education in the area. Buckingham is located to the north of the market town of Winslow and to the east of the city of Milton Keynes.

See maps of Buckinghamshire here: http://www.buckinghamshire-maps.co.uk/

April 17, 2013

Stone Buckinghamshire

Stone Buckinghamshire – A pretty little village situated near to the town of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire (Bucks), Stone has a population of about 2,500 and has been in existence since Saxon times (being called Stanes in the Doomsday Book). Stone lies on the A418 road between Aylesbury and Thame (Oxfordshire) and is one of the many villages which surround the town of Aylesbury, other include Stoke Mandeville, Bierton, West Turville and Aston Clinton. Stone was formerly the location of an asylum called St John’s Hospital, this was closed down in the early 1990’s, and the land developed for new housing.

View maps of Buckinghamshire towns and villages here: http://www.buckinghamshire-maps.co.uk

December 11, 2010

Aston Clinton Aston Martin

Filed under: England,Facts,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 3:57 pm

Interesting facts, did you know that the Aston Martin car derived the “Aston” part of its name from the Buckinghamshire village of Aston Clinton? The co founder of the Aston martin company, Lionel Martin road tested his early cars in a hill climb competition which took place on Aston Hill, close to the village of Aston Clinton, you can even view a plaque that has been placed on the site to commemorate this event. The company was founded in 1913 in London, and the other co-founder was Robert Bamford, the DB5 appeared in the James Bond film Goldfinger. Aston Clinton is a village situated east of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.

December 7, 2010

Princes Risborough Buckinghamshire

Lying in a broad gap in the western Chilton Hills, the small town of Princes Risborough has a history going back to Anglo Saxon times and beyond, it was recorded in the Domesday Book, and the manor eventually passed to Edward the Black Prince, giving it the “Princes” part of its name.  Later Princes Risborough received its charter to hold a weekly market from Henry VIII in 1523, it also from this time held 2 annual fairs. This expanding town still has many thatched and timbered cottages in its historic centre, its brick market house is topped with a wooden cupola, the National Trust run manor house dates from the 17th century, it has a Jacobean staircase and 18th century wainscoting. Princes Risborough is situated roughly midway between Aylesbury and High Wycombe.

December 6, 2010

Buckingham Buckinghamshire

Filed under: England,History,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 2:08 pm

The original county town of Buckinghamshire, Buckingham was replaced by Aylesbury during the 16th century. A settlement since Saxon times it was founded by the Saxon chieftain Bucca close to the River Great Ouse. The town was controlled at various times by both Danes and Saxons as the two rivals battled with each other. A market town since ancient times, Buckingham still holds 2 weekly markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays and also holds a monthly Farmers Market. Buckingham these days has a population of 11,572 though is an expanding town so this will no doubt grow over the coming years. Its historic centre and market place is mostly unspoilt and boasts a number of fine 18th century buildings. The University of Buckingham is situated roughly where the original Saxon settlement was located in a loop of the Great Ouse, attracting academics and students to Buckingham from Buckinghamshire, Oxford and the rest of the UK.

November 25, 2010

Aylesbury Businesses

Filed under: England,United Kingdom,Websites — Tags: , — needahand @ 1:37 pm

Continuing my series of local business websites for the Aylesbury area of Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, I have just done a new site for an Aylesbury hairdresser, which should be handy for those seeking hairdressing and beauty services in the Aylesbury area. These local business websites are fairly easy to get decently ranked, and certainly bring in some business for those who choose to do them. The website is not finished yet and is pretty basic, but at the end of the day it is the rankings which matter, so I will be watching it closely over the next few months to see how it progresses. I shall be adding lots more Aylesbury business websites shortly as it is part of an experiment that I am trying out..

March 3, 2010

Waddesdon Manor Buckinghamshire

Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 3:14 pm

One of Buckinghamshire’s most visited tourist attractions Waddesdon Manor is situated in the village of Waddesdon, to the west of the county town of Aylesbury. Constructed in the Renaissance style for the Rothschild family, Waddesdon Manor receives over 300,000 visitors each year, and the house hold numerous functions and events including weddings, shows ie The Antiques Roadshow, and it has been the location of a number of film shoots. Open all year round, perhaps the best time to visit is during the spring and summer when the wonderful gardens are at their best and the weather is most reliable. Waddesdon Manor was designed by Frenchman Destailleur and was completed in 1874, having the appearance of a French Renaissance chateux, it was the brainchild of Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, part of the wealthy family who own much of the land surrounding the villages of Waddesdon and Eythrope.

Waddesdon Street Map.

Read a guide to Waddesdon here: http://www.waddesdon.my-towns.co.uk/

January 15, 2010

Aston Clinton Buckinghamshire

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 3:31 pm
Aston Clinton Parish Church

Aston Clinton Parish Church

A small village located to the east of Aylesbury in the county of Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Aston Clinton has a population of 3,000 and has been a settlement since at least Saxon times and possibly earlier (a Roman cemetery has been found nearby). It was important enough to be mentioned in the Domesday Book, where it was names as Estone. The construction of it’s parish church begun during the twelfth century and later work was done subsequently with a full restoration in 1867. It became the home of Sir Anthony de Rothschild during the 19th century and it was Sir Anthony who gave the Aston Hall to the village for use as a school. Aston Clinton is notable as having given it’s name to the Aston Martin car after one of the founders of the company entered a hill climbing trial on Aston Hill. Modern day Aston Clinton is a charming little village and a desirable location to live with easy access to the busy town of Aylesbury.

August 14, 2009

The Buckinghamshire Town of Winslow

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 3:31 pm

Situated in the Aylesbury Vale district of Bucks (Buckinghamshire), the market town of Winslow has a long history, with settlements as far back as Anglo-Saxon times. Also recorded in the Domesday Book, Winslow these days has a population of between 4,000 and 5,000 and remains a charming little market town with a typical English village feel. Winslow Hall is said to have been designed by Sir Christopher Wren in around 1700, and even older is its parish church of St Laurence which dates from the eleventh century. The famous Whaddon Chase fox hunt, traditionally meets on Boxing Day in Winslow town square, an event which attracts many onlookers. Winslow is situated on the A413 between Buckingham and Aylesbury. Winslow Map.

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