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December, 2016

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The Old Gaol in Buckingham cannot be missed in the centre of the market town. It is a castellated building built in 1748, and contains an excellent local museum including the original cells with spooky looking occupants! There is a lot of local history to be discovered.

The exercise yard in the centre holds some examples of coinage from the Lenborough Hoard recently discovered in a farm field nearby, with the silver coinage from Anglo Saxon coins (5,000 found in total!) looking like new. The museum is raising money currently to keep part of the collection in Buckingham and the rest locally amongst other museums.

There is a regular exhibition on Flora Thompson of Lark Rise to Candleford fame – is Buckingham Candleford? Plus new exhibitions which change in the exercise yard, and events every month.

It is worth a visit when you next visit Buckingham and there is a shop and tourist information centre as well.

Buckingham market town has the lovely River Ouse running through parkland, as well as the independent University grounds which are open to the public.


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