Friday, September 8
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stony Stratford Library
Organised by: Living Archive MK
This small exhibition shows the history of Magdalen Tower in Stony Stratford.
The church dates from as early as the 13th Century. It has seen the Plague, Medieval Fayres and Civil War.
It was destroyed by fire in 1742. The fire originated in the Bull Hotel, having been started by a maid who had scorched some sheets – she heard her mistress approaching and quickly pushed the sheets up the chimney and out of view. The sheet caught alight and the ensuing fire went on to destroy much of the east side of Stony Stratford, including 146 houses, several famous inns and the Mary Magdalen Church of which only the tower now still stands.