"I always get lost in Haddenham".
How often one hears this remark made by visitors to whom its
clusters of houses, linked by winding lanes, its passages
bounded by high roofed walls, and its High Street leading
to a dead end, present a haphazard and confusing appearance.
This statement appeared in the guide to Haddenham in 1961
and 1981 and is still largely true today. The Village, now
with over 5000 residents, still retains a village atmosphere.
Thanks to its history as the home of the Aylesbury Duck, it
still has four ponds and the largest in front of the Church
and village Green is still home to some of these white birds.
It is also well known as one of only three villages with witchert
walls, houses and barns. Witchert is the local name for earth
walling. The village web site provides a wealth of information
for residents, visitors and businesses, and aims to bring
together all parts of the community.
Haddenham Village Web Site
Quainton is a small village situated at the foot of the Chiltern
Hills close to Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. There are numerous
long and short walks to take in the hills. The village is
home to one of the few remaining windmills in Buckinghamshire,
and is also home to the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, where
steam engines are restored. More information on the village,
its activity and affinity groups, and its history can be found
on the web site.
Quainton Village Web Site
Whitchurch is a village situated four miles north of Aylesbury.
It sits on the escarpment overlooking the Vale of Aylesbury
with the Chiltern hills in the distance and is surrounded
in most part by arable farmland and pastures. Here is a 13th
Century church, the mound of a castle built in the 11th Century,
Fair Alice's spring that has never stopped flowing, the homes
of a famous painter and a novelist - one of whose books was
made into a major film, a building commandeered in WWII by
Winston Churchill which he called his "Toyshop". There are
thatched cottages and timbered houses. All this is in Whitchurch.
Our web site will tell you more.
Whitchurch Village Web Site
Winslow is a a small town of immense charm and character. The most
prominent building is Winslow Hall, desiify">gned by Sir Christopher
Wren in the early 18th century which stands overlooking the
rolling Vale of Aylesbury. Hidden behind the Bell Inn next
to the cattle market is the fascinating Keech's Meeting House,
a tiny Baptist Chapel which has remained almost unaltered
for 300 years. The conservation area around Horn Street and
the parish church of St Laurence are both well worth a visit.