As you can see from the picture below, the new town is not as picturesque as the old.
This part started to develop after the arrival of the railway in 1906. There are some of the original buildings left
this is now an estate agent.
These three are banks.
When we moved here we had this
a small theatre which also doubled as a cinema. We took the children to see a couple of pantomimes when they were small which the local amateur dramatic society used to put on.
The town is pretty run of the mill but it does have one famous attraction
Bekonscot Model Village. It's very popular during its open season, you can read a bit about its history via the link. The children used to love going here and now my daughter takes her godsons when they come to visit.
It also had one famous resident whose house used to stand here
nothing left of her house now, just modern sticky boxes in its place.
As I said at the beginning, not as pretty as the old town but we are surrounded by the Chiltern Hills so we have some beautiful countryside on our doorstep, so not too much to complain about.
Hope you enjoyed the tour and I hope all your Christmas preparations are going well.
Have a good week,
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