Sunday, 5 December 2010

New Town

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,

Sue x


  1. It looks very pretty to me!! Hawick isn't the prettiest of towns, and sadly many of the old mill buildings are abandoned and slowly rotting away!

  2. I agree that the new toen is not as attractive as the old, but once again, you've told me something new about it. And as you say the countryside is lovely.

  3. Ooh, we are in the same county, though I'm well to the north. I went to the model village when I was about 13, the memory stays with me 50+ years on.

  4. I've been to Bekonscot- about 10 years ago when my children were small. We thought it was very special, they loved it. My mother in law lives nearby in Uxbridge.

  5. We used to go to Bekonscot model village whenever we had visitors. That was about 30 years ago when we lived in the outskirts of High Wycombe. I don't remember the town, but I do remember those gates.

  6. I too remember visiting Bekonscot as a child, we lived in nearby Berkshire at the time.

  7. I've really enjoyed reading about your town in your last two posts - thanks for the tour:)

  8. Thanks for your 2 post tour around your town - it's been very enjoyable. I've never heard of Bekonscot model village before.

    Jill x

  9. I wish Enid Blytons house was still there - She was my favourite author when I was little. Thanks for showing me around your town. xxx

  10. You live in a lovely part of the country and we've always planned to go to Bekoncscot, but never made it. Great tour of your town.

  11. We can use to navigate to the model village bikonskot whenever we have visitors. And that's when we lived in the outskirts of the high waikomb for nearly 30 years. I don't remember, but I remember these gates.
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