TOUR OF OLNEY MARKET PLACE 1800s – 1950s

INTRODUCTION TO THE TOUR

This tour of Olney Market Place primarily covers the period 1800s to 1950s. The original work to 1940 was originally compiled in the 1980’s by the Olney History Workshop. This Workshop’s chosen period made use of personal memories, old photograph and newspapers, county directories and local almanacs, levy (rate) and Poor Law books and the records of local charities. The Olney & District Historical Society are indebted to Elizabeth Knight for permission to reproduce the work on this website.

Data, such as 1891 and 1911 Census details and 1936 and 1951 Register of Electors details, have since been added to substantiate and augment the earlier work. Also additional photographs and images have been added, many of which were supplied by the late Alan Richardson to whom the Society is also indebted for his permission to use them on this website.

CLICK OR TAP ON THE MAP BELOW TO TOUR THE MARKET PLACE USING GOOGLE MAPS

GoogleMarPlaMap

Disposition of properties around the Market Place
Please note that this map is not itself interactive.
(Should the red property identification pins fail to appear
on the next page, click the ‘hide pins’ tab – or even click twice!)

OR: TOUR THE MARKET PLACE USING THE TABLE OF LINKS BELOW

To start the tour click on the number of a property from the table of buttons below. This link will take you directly to the page presenting the history of that property supported by photographs. (Clicking the link at the foot of any page will take you to the next numbered property.)

The Market Place
The Market Place Itself

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WHY NOT VIEW THE ‘VIDEO’ OF THE MARKET PLACE COVERING THIS PERIOD?

 

Olney Market Place 1860s to 1950s

Revised August 2016

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