I Reveal My Sources!

Lost villages of Britain 2There are at least half a dozen lost villages just around Milton Keynes, so this is a very useful book. It’s not true that most villages vanished because of the plague, and this book explains what really happened; there are all sorts of reasons.

I do all I can to make sure my posts tell you new things about the places I write about; they aren’t just a rehash of everyone else’s online posts.

So quite a bit of my research is not on the internet.

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Words But No Pictures

We are having technical difficulties, so the usual Thursday morning post can't be published just yet.

Those very nice people at Typepad are beavering away trying to fix the problem, and they've made some progress; I can now publish words, but not pictures. Until earlier this evening I couldn't publish anything at all.

Typepad's headquarters are near Atlanta, in the state of Georgia, USA. They are five hours behind us so it's still mid afternoon there.

If you are a regular reader, you'll already know that my posts have lots of photos; without them I'm lost. Until I'm back in the game, which shouldn't be too long, why not have a look at my archives?

After sterling efforts late into their evenings, the technical bods at Typepad have sorted the problem. Plenty of pictures in my latest post!

At Home With the Wanderer

The North Bucks Wanderer (that’s me) isn’t wandering much further than the end of the garden at the moment, so I’m a bit stuck for my usual method of going to the actual place and seeing for myself. When I was there I'd take photos, just for that post.

But I’m going to carry on posting, and I’ll be using photos from my archives, instead of taking new ones.

Meanwhile, you can explore North Bucks here, online. There are over one hundred posts on the North Bucks Wanderer blog, from all over the area; just look in the sidebar.

Tomorrow’s post will show you how to explore North Bucks (and any other part of England if you like) from home, then you can look forward to going and seeing for yourself, when we can all do that again.

Open Mondays and Thursdays

The south aisle  HillesdenThe chancel, Hillesden.

On Monday mornings from now on, you’ll be able to see a new regular post to start the week; the Monday photo. The regular post that usually appears on Wednesday morning will be moving to Thursday morning.

This week’s two posts are related. I had gone to Hillesden for our first Monday photo, (see the post below) and thought I’d just pop into the church; the last time I visited the village I hadn’t really seen it.

I like the older churches with their massive walls and narrow deep set windows, but Hillesden church is lovely; light and airy yet still solid, with the old glass in the big windows throwing patterns of sunlight over the inner walls.

So that’s the post for this Thursday: Hillesden church, “The Cathedral in the Fields”. Not what I had planned, but I just couldn’t resist it.