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I hope you enjoy my site and find something of interest. I would welcome any feedback you may have. It was launched at the end of February 2006. The Woburn Sands Collection is a private collection of artefacts, postcards and documents about Woburn Sands and Aspley Heath, which I have collected since 1989. Where photos or information have come from another source, it is attributed to the copyright owner. You may use any of my own text for private study or personal usage, but please indicate that this website was the original source. Please check with the attributed owner before using any information other than my own.

If you have any questions about the history of the district, the people, the buildings, or the items shown on this site, I will endeavour to help if I can, or direct you to someone who may know. Please remember this is my hobby only, and answers may take some time. If you have researched a local topic or family, and would like to share your findings, please contact me. I am looking for new features.

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Items Wanted


I am looking to acquire the following items. Please contact me on the e-mail above.

POSTCARDS
Any postcards of WOBURN SANDS, ASPLEY HEATH, WAVENDON or WALTON, or of other local places if they come from shops or photographers in Woburn Sands. These could be postcards from photographer Robert Cheetham, who embossed the lower corner of cards "RACheetham". Postcards from Bathurst's Pharmacy (or Pharmacutical Chemist). Postcards from Pikesley of Woburn Sands, or Gregory Sandpine (or Sanpine) cards.
BOTTLES
Any bottles or pots marked WOBURN SANDS, ASPLEY GUISE, WAVENDON, or "DOWN & NEEDHAM", and also any stoneware flagons from the other towns that make up modern-day Milton Keynes, e.g. Bletchley, Fenny Stratford, Newport Pagnell, Wolverton, Stony Stratford etc.
BOOKS
Original books (not modern 'print-on-demand' copies) by Jeremiah Wiffen of Woburn, George Castleden of Woburn, or Rev. John Fisher of Wavendon, as well as guide books to the local district
DOLHAIN WIRTH
Frosted glass painted with views of Woburn Sands. Other souvenir chinaware with local views on, but not plain Woburn Sands crested china. Sorry, but I have enough now!
MAPS
1st, 2nd, or 3rd edition O.S. of 6-inch or 25-inch to a mile sheets, covering Woburn Sands, Aspley Heath and Wavendon.
EPHEMERA
Bill heads, Newspapers, Deeds, Auction programmes, Auction plans, Photos, Posters, or anything else pertaining to Woburn Sands, Wavendon and Aspley Heath.

Page last updated November 2017