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The History of Buckinghamshire Place Names

Anthony Poulton-Smith speaking the Bucks Historical Association
Anthony Poulton-Smith talking at the February meeting of the Buckinghamshire Historical Association


Our February guest speaker was Anthony Poulton-Smith who talked about Buckinghamshire place names.

Anthony started the talk by telling us how he became interested in the origins of place names through his father and how he is slowly researching the place names of England, county by county. His research covers not only street and town names but also field names and pubs.

He then opened the discussion and welcomed questions from the audience. Members had come prepared with questions on various place names in Buckinghamshire. One member even brought along a copy of a 19th century field map of Haddenham to get more information on some of the more unusual names.

Our next talk is on Wednesday 20 March 2013 and will be on Three battles that saved the nation: Armada, Trafalgar and Jutland. We look forward to seeing you there.


Change of Speaker for 20 February 2013

Our 20 February speaker, Dr. Alana Harris, has had to cancel due to health reasons. However, we are very fortunate in having another speaker booked for that evening. Anthony Poulton-Smith will be speaking about his latest publication – Buckinghamshire Place Names. This is very exciting as we now have the opportunity to hear about recent… Continue Reading

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