Dec 072017

High Street, and “The Greyhound Inn” public house

Haversham is a village in the Borough of Milton Keynes just north of Wolverton

The Kitchener Collection includes photographs showing St Mary’s Church and the Greyhound public house. There are also photographs of the newer part of the village, built to house staff working at the Wolverton railway works.

Haversham in the Kitchener Collection

Apr 182016

Travel back to the 1920s and ’30s to see what Wolverton, Stony Stratford, Bletchley, Shenley, Olney, Newport Pagnell and many more looked like 90 years ago.

Streets of the past poster

A new exhibition by the STACCess:MK Project displays historic images of Milton Keynes’ streets from MKCDC’s Kitchener Collection.

Members of the New City Photographic Society have taken recent shots of the same views, which are displayed against their early 20th century counterpart, so compare the similarities and differences.


The exhibition is in Silbury Arcade (opposite door nine, next to Greggs), thecentre:mk until the end of May 2016.

Cataloguing complete

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Nov 022015

All of the cataloguing has been completed for the Kitchener Collection’s glass plate negatives of towns and villages in north Buckinghamshire and beyond. We have added around 300 images, newly scanned and made available online, of local locations including Nash, Potterspury, Silverstone, Tingewick and Wavendon. Many have been catalogued with co-ordinates indicating their modern-day location, but some are still being located. We’ll be asking for help to identify those we are unable to find.

Volunteers are now working on the section containing images of cars, many made at the factory in Newport Pagnell. There are around 30 of these so work should be completed soon. Keep an eye out for updates!

All of the images from the Kitchener Collection are available to purchase as prints, a perfect Christmas present! See our page about Buying Prints.