Members

Map of MKHA members

Arts Society North Bucks

The North Buckinghamshire Decorative and Fine Arts Society was launched in 2009 and has now rebranded, in line with the national society, as The Arts Society North Bucks. The Society meets on the second Thursday of each month at Lovat Hall in Newport Pagnell.
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Bletchley Archaeological & Historical Society

The Society organises monthly lectures, outings to places of interest and issues a newsletter. The Society successfully campaigned for the preservation of Rectory Cottages and has worked to preserve Bletchley Park. The monthly lectures are held in Rectory Cottages on the first Thursday of the month between October and May.
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Bletchley Park Trust

Bletchley Park, once the top-secret home of the World War Two code-breakers is now a vibrant heritage attraction. Ciphers and codes of several Axis countries were decrypted including, most importantly, those generated by the German Enigma and Lorenz machines.
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Bow Brickhill

The Society was formed in October 2009 and meets more or less monthly. Members and non-members are very welcome. Historical information about the village, its people and its places, is sprinkled throughout the Bow Brickhill website. Here you will find links to documents and photographs.
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Bradwell Parish Heritage Group

The Parish covers the area of Milton Keynes enclosed by the Portway, Saxon Street and Monks Way grid roads with the western boundary being the area to the west of the railway line known as Bradwell Abbey.
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Buckingham Canal Society

BCS is a Registered Charity founded in 1992. It promotes the restoration of the Old Stratford and Buckingham Arms of the Grand Union Canal and the education of the public in canal history.
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Buckingham Old Gaol Museum

The Old Gaol was built in 1748 and enlarged in 1839. The Museum is an Arts Council of England Accredited Museum and the Tourist Information Centre provides everything you need for a visit to Buckingham and the surrounding area.
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Buckinghamshire County Museum

The County Museum was founded by the Bucks Archaeological Society in the mid 19th century and was operated by the County Council from 1957 until 2014 when it became the Bucks County Museum Trust.
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Buckinghamshire Family History Society (Northern Group)

The Group provides a regular opportunity for local members to meet and exchange experiences and to receive encouragement and advice on their genealogical problems. Meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Methodist Church Hall, Bletchley.
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Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust

Founded in 1997, the Trust has studied and visited many different, parks gardens and designed landscapes, old and new, throughout the historic county, and beyond. It runs a number of summer walks throughout the year, and a series of Spring Talks at the County Museum, Aylesbury, over the winter/early spring period. It also runs occasional Seminars and Conferences. Its publication is The Bucks Gardener. The Trust's Research and Recording group explores the legacy of historic parks gardens and other designed landscapes in the county.
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Bucks Constabulary History Association

The Buckinghamshire Constabulary was set up in 1857. On 1st April 1968 it was amalgamated into the Thames Valley Constabulary.
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Calverton Records Project

The objectives of the Project, set up in 1996, are to uncover the past of Calverton, a village near Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire, and to record its present for the future.
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Castlethorpe Historical Society

Castlethorpe Historical Society, formed in 2014, holds talks by guest speakers every two months, as well as organising trips to centres of local historical importance and some 'hands-on' historical research projects.
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Castlethorpe Village

By bringing together the records so far collected for Castlethorpe, a villagenear Stony Stratford, the personal and cultural achievements of the population can be sensed. More modern records and photographs are being included.
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CLASP

The Community Landscape Archaeology Survey Project acts as an umbrella organisation for local history, archaeological and metal detecting associations in West Northamptonshire.
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Council for British Archaeology – South Midlands

CBA South Midlands, an autonomous local group under the umbrella of the national Council for British Archaeology, covers four counties — Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.
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Cowper & Newton Museum

The Museum is dedicated to the life of William Cowper and John Newton and the history of the local area.
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Deanshanger Village Heritage Society

Deanshanger has been a predominantly rural village located in South Northamptonshire. The village developed an industrial base during the Victorian era which resulted in a period of growth and expansion. DVHS was founded in 1999 by residents in order to preserve and celebrate the history of the village, its people and surroundings.

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Friends of St Lawrence, Broughton

Supported by the Churches Conservation Trust, local residents have formed the Friends of St Lawrence group to create more opportunities for people to enjoy the church and its medieval wall paintings and to provide a focal point in the community.
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Grafton Regis & The Grafton Estate

Grafton Regis is a small but historic village in the south of Northamptonshire. The website contains historical information together with details about life in Grafton Regis today.
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Greek Orthodox Community of Milton Keynes

Regular church services held at the Greek Ortodox Church of St Ambrosios & St Stylianos. Swinfen Harris Church Hall is available for hire. The Community’s Greek Supplementary School offers tuition in the Greek language.
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Hanslope & District Historical Society

The Society has been in existence since 1990 and arranges open meeting speakers, manages the website and archives relevant material.
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Haversham cum Little Linford

Haversham-cum-Little Linford , a civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes, has two distinct settlements - the older part of the village and 'New Haversham' built in the 1930s to house staff working at the Wolverton railway works.
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Historic Towcester Survey

With the benefit of a grant from Historic England, a group called the Historic Towcester Survey was formed in 2018 to record and research the pre-1750 buildings of the town. 

Lavendon History Group

Lavendon History Group has a meeting every month or two to listen to a speaker, usually on a topic of local or general historical interest. They are usually held on a Monday afternoon in Lavendon Village Hall.
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Living Archive Milton Keynes

Living Archive is a creative cultural and community development organisation whose documentary arts work is inspired by people's memories.
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Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre

Based at the beautiful and important medieval Scheduled Ancient Monument site of Bradwell Abbey in Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre informs visitors about urban geography and new city planning - as well as the historical and natural heritage of Milton Keynes.
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Milton Keynes Forum

Milton Keynes Forum contributes to the development of civic awareness and encourages informed participation in the life of the growing city. The Forum concentrates upon the physical environment and the built heritage of the new city.
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Milton Keynes Local Studies Library and Archives

A comprehensive collection of information relating to the history of Buckinghamshire, the Milton Keynes Council area and Milton Keynes New Town. The Local Studies Department is located at the Central Library.
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Milton Keynes Museum

Do touch is the philosophy at Milton Keynes Museum where more than 200 years of local industry and rural life are featured in a series of brilliant recreations and hands-on displays.
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Milton Keynes Museum Society

The Society provides assistance in the day-to-day running of Milton Keynes Museum and runs a series of winter lectures on topics of local interest.
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MK Islamic Arts, Heritage & Culture

MKIAC operates in Milton Keynes to connect communities, and bring people together through high quality shared arts experiences.
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National Badminton Museum

The National Badminton Museum is located at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes. The Museum hosts one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of badminton artefacts, archives and memorabilia in the world.
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National Trust Stowe

The National Trust was founded in 1895 by Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Hardwicke Rawnsley. Over the last 120 years it has become one of the UK’s largest charities, caring for historic properties and areas of beautiful countryside.
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New Bradwell Heritage Group

New Bradwell is a village situated in Buckinghamshire, approximately 50 miles north of London, now on the outskirts of Milton Keynes. New Bradwell Heritage Group was formed in September 2005 with a view to sharing the history of New Bradwell.
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Newport Pagnell Historical Society

Newport Pagnell Historical Society was founded in 1984. By the 1990s the society was able to purchase and refurbish Chandos Hall and open it both as a Museum and the Society's headquarters. The Society meets there twice a month.
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North Crawley Historical Society

North Crawley is a small parish village in the county of Buckinghamshire, located about three and a half miles east of Newport Pagnell. The society was formed in 2004.
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Old Stratford

The village of Old Stratford developed on both sides of the old Roman road of Watling Street, near to where it crosses over the River Ouse. Watling Street marks the boundary between the parishes of Passenham to the south and Cosgrove to the north, so that Old Stratford homes belonged to one of these two parishes in the past.
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Olney & District Historical Society

The Society was founded in 1997 by a group of like-minded people determined to keep Olney history alive for all generations of people in the town and those who have since moved away from Olney. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Olney Centre.
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Olney Archaeological Society

The Society was founded in 1985. The Society arranges meetings, visits and other activities of archaeological and related interest. Meetings are held at the Olney Centre on Tuesday mornings, approximately two per month, between September and May.
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Open University Archive

The University Archive holds historical materials of the Open University and research collections relevant to many fields of research, in particular modern political history, distance education, history of management, history of mathematics and systems behaviour.
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Projected Picture Trust

The Trust aims to locate, preserve, renovate and exhibit the equipment and data, past and present, of still and moving images. Run by a mix of respected industry professionals and cinema enthusiasts, the trust boasts a world-class collection of cinema technology artifacts and a growing digital archive.
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Public Arts Trust

The Public Arts Trust is a charity set up to deal with the the condition of existing public art in Milton Keynes, in particular the sculptures.
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Rectory Cottages Trust

Rectory Cottages was built in 1475 - 1476 and is traditionally attributed to the family de Grey, who held the manor of Bletchley from about 1220 to 1610. It has a fine mediaeval hammerbeamed hall. Today Rectory Cottages is the village hall, used by many local societies, clubs and groups as their meeting place.
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Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre

The station building is built in the distinctive Victorian Gothic ‘Cottage Orné’ style, and the restoration has won a number of awards. Facilities include the Tea Room, the original Victorian (1846) Booking Office hosting a range of temporary exhibitions throughout the year, a Gift Shop and Tourist Information Point and a meeting room for hire.
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Roade Local History Society

The Society was formed in 2005 with the objectives of “studying, sharing, recording and publishing matters relating to the history of the Parish of Roade and surrounding areas of Northamptonshire".
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Save St. Peter’s Church

The remains of St Peters church and its walled graveyard lie at the north eastern edge of the new Stanton Low Country Park, near Great Linford, Milton Keynes.
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Sherington Historical Society

Sherington Historical Society was founded in 2000. Its archives are housed in the Village Hall, which is also the venue for the Society's regular monthly meetings.
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Simpson History Group

There has been a community at Simpson since Saxon times. By the 20th century Simpson was a small village with about sixty homes. Website

St Mary’s Church, Bletchley

The church dates from Norman times and is designated Grade I. It is largely Perpendicular in appearance, with some Decorated windows and doorways. The interior has very complete medieval fabric, good medieval roofs, the very fine tomb of Richard, Lord Grey de Wilton, and other interesting monuments.
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Stoke Goldington Association

Stoke Goldington is a small village in Buckinghamshire four miles from Newport Pagnell. The Stoke Goldington Association was founded in 1987 with the object of creating a village archive. It meets in The Village Reading Rooms on the last Wednesday of each month. The Archive is stored in The Reading Rooms.
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Stowe House Preservation Trust

Stowe House Preservation Trust was established in 1997 to restore and preserve Stowe House. It works with the National Trust and Stowe School to open it to visitors throughout the year. The Trust is currently in the final stage of completing the restoration of the North Hall.
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Tingewick Historical Society

The Tingewick Historical Society has been in existence for over forty years. It meets on the third Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall.
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Towcester & District Local History Society

The Towcester and District Local History Society was founded in 1982. The aims of the society are to find out about the history of Towcester and to publicise what has been discovered. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Riverside Centre in Towcester.
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Turvey History Society

The rich history of Turvey is  being brought together for the community thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund and Turvey Parish Council funding. The Society is developing a local history website and walking tour app, featuring village voices. Volunteers are being trained in the skills they need to update the site and to make oral history recordings.

Two Villages Archive Trust

Two Villages Archive Trust is a voluntary organisation collecting archive material in the form of documents, maps, photographs and oral reminiscence. for the two villages of Broughton and Milton Keynes Village. It meets on the second Monday of the month in Milton Keynes Village Hall.
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West Haddon Local History Group

West Haddon Local History Group has been gathering information about the history of the village since the early 1980s. Its website presents what has been found, not only from documents, but also from material evidence, such as buildings and gravestones, and from the memories of villagers.
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Westbury Arts Centre

Westbury Arts Centre is based in a Grade II listed 17th Century farmhouse building. A team of Westbury volunteers has researched the history of Westbury.
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Western Front Association (Milton Keynes Branch)

The object of The Association is to educate the public in the history of The Great War with particular reference to the Western Front. Milton Keynes is a small WFA branch, which holds meetings on Fridays at Roman Park Residents' Club.
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Winslow History Project

Winslow is an ancient royal manor, situated mid-way between Aylesbury and Buckingham. The Winslow History Project aims to collect documents, maps, photographs and oral history interviews and to make them available through exhibitions, publications and via its website.
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Woburn Heritage Centre Trust

The Heritage Centre opened in 1984 with exhibits of local history and interest. It is now a Tourist Information Point and a centre for local walks, books and leaflets as well as gift items. The Heritage Centre is open everyday from Easter to September and at weekends in October.
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Woburn Sands Collection

Woburn Sands stands in the north-east corner of Buckinghamshire, just outside Milton Keynes. The Woburn Sands Collection is a private collection of artefacts, postcards and documents about Woburn Sands and Aspley Heath, collected since 1989.
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Wolverton & District Archaeological and Historical Society

The Society was founded in 1955 and carries out research into the history of Wolverton and the surrounding areas. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at St Mary and St Giles C of E School, Stony Stratford.
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Wolverton Society for Arts & Heritage

The town of Wolverton was founded in 1838 by The London and Birmingham Railway Company to house its workforce. Wolverton’s historic importance has been recognised both locally and nationally.
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Woughton Heritage

In 2015 a group of residents, now Woughton Heritage, got together with the aim of researching and telling the story of the Woughton-on-the-Green village and parish over the centuries.

Yardley Gobion Local History Group

The name Yardley meant a clearing in woodland from where yards or spars were collected. About 1160, Hugh Gobion from Northampton was granted some land at Yardley. The hamlet took on the family name to distinguish it from another Yardley (i.e. Hastings). History Group meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at Yardley Gobion Village Hall.
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Yardley Hastings Society

The object of the Society is to produce a pictorial and factual history of Yardley Hastings based on maps, buildings, people, records, publications, family history, etc. pertaining to the history of the village.
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