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May/June 2021

Events (titles may be subject to change)

NPHS members will receive the room details in due course.

Campbell Park Walk (Tuesday 01 June, 18:15)

A walk around Campbell Park looking at the art work and wonderful views over the city. Some areas can be muddy so please wear suitable footwear. All walking will be on paths and there are some steps on the route.

Meet at the car park by the canal. Please bring precisely £2.

Please note that our insurance doesn’t cover animals, so we politely request that dogs are not brought for the safety of all attendees. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell, even if you’ve had both vaccinations, as other attendees may still be awaiting theirs.

There is a maximum of 30 attendees for this event. Please book via Eventbrite using this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/campbell-park-walk-tickets-156875531939

Ancient Woodland Walk, Linford Wood (Tuesday 15 June, 19:00-20:00)

A guided walk around Linford Wood led by the Parks Trust. Meet at the car park at Enfield Chase, off the V7 Saxon Street adjacent to a BP garage and the communications mast. The nearest post code is MK14 6PB. Please bring precisely £2.

Please note that our insurance doesn’t cover animals, so we politely request that dogs are not brought for the safety of all attendees. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell, even if you’ve had both vaccinations, as other attendees may still be awaiting theirs.

There is a maximum of 20 attendees for this event. Please book via Eventbrite using this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ancient-woodland-walk-linford-wood-tickets-156876761617

Great Linford Manor Park Walk (Tuesday 22 June, 10:00-11:30)

A guided walk and talk about the restoration works led by the Parks Trust.

Meet in the park, and please bring precisely £2.

Please note that our insurance doesn’t cover animals, so we politely request that dogs are not brought for the safety of all attendees. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell, even if you’ve had both vaccinations, as other attendees may still be awaiting theirs.

There is a maximum of 15 attendees for this event. Please book via Eventbrite using this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/great-linford-manor-park-walk-tickets-156877024403

The annual plants sale (raising funds for our museum!)

Allen has been busy in his garden, and has many fantastic plants for sale. We’re circulating his contact details to members, but here’s his list:

Plants for 2021 (Allen M)

Visiting the museum  (Chandos Hall) in June

We need to continue with the ‘timed slot’ bookings for a little while longer, so please book your tickets via this link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/museum-open-days-june-2021-tickets-157380995795

We are opening quite a bit over June:

  • Thurs 03
  • Sun 06
  • Thurs 10
  • Sun 13
  • Thurs 17
  • Sun 20
  • Thurs 24

We may add more dates depending on how booked-up we get.

Please note: the ticket title will be something like “Up to 4 people, Thur 03 June, 10:30-11:00”. This confirms the date and the timeslot. Please arrive just before your time slot begins!

The following short video (using an example open day) explains how to book using the third-party system. Essentially you just need to select the time, and enter your forename, surname, and email address. The ticket allows you and up to three others in your bubble to visit (one ticket is therefore good for four people maximum). There will be two volunteers at the museum. Please note the following:

  • Please note that even if you have been vaccinated, there are new variants, and we have a duty of care to all our visitors. We therefore ask all visitors to think of others, and to cancel if you feel unwell.
  • All visitors will need to give contact details when visiting the museum with the timed ticket – NPHS will need to keep the data for 21 days, at which point it will be destroyed.
  • For everyone’s safety, we politely request that everyone wears face masks/shields, unless you are exempt as per government guidelines.
  • There is a one-way system in effect.
  • Hand sanitiser is available.
  • We follow a clean list before each opening to ensure that the museum is a Covid-safe environment.

 


Newport Pagnell Historical Society (NPHS) was founded in 1984 by a small group interested in the buildings and people of the town and surrounding area and concerned in preserving the past for the future. By the 1990’s the thriving society, by its own fund raising efforts and with the generous help of the Harry Middleton Gift, was able to purchase and refurbish Chandos Hall and open it both as a Museum and the Society’s headquarters. The Society currently has around one hundred and seventy members who meet twice a month and is active in many aspects of the town and further afield including the preservation of historical buildings – many of which have been sadly lost in the past.

The Membership Fee is £10.00 for all ages (18+). For the ‘Talk Evenings’, the online events are free, but members-only. When we are able to run events at URC again, the attendance fee will be £1.00 for members and £3.00 for visitors. On these evenings there is also a raffle and refreshments available.

Museum entrance

Chandos Hall (the museum) can be found down the alleyway between numbers 52-54 Silver Street, and is the white-painted building to the right at the end.

Supporting NPHS 🙂

Did you know? We are usually available as a charity for points and other donations when you shop. We appreciate all donations (especially items related to our town, and ‘time’ donations such as volunteering at events!).

We are an eligible charity with Amazon Smile at https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ (Amazon Smile charity page).

Such extra funding is crucial to help us maintain the museum collections and the Chandos Hall, and it helps us run our events as cheaply as possible. As someone somewhere might have once said: every little helps!

Programme for 2021                                                                                                              

Because of the uncertainty around COVID/lockdown, we are running newsletters to members every 1-3 months with upcoming events, rather than presenting a year-based overview.

Some old pictures

  • Wombwell painting
  • A collection of Newport Pagnell jars and bottles

Newport Pagnell Historical Society would like to acknowledge and thank Alan Cooper – MKHA web administrator for the friendly, cheerful and patient way he has assisted with this web site.