Buckinghamshire History

Buckinghamshire  History

Social history - collections page - Windsor chairTo search the collections click here. The Bucks history collection contains objects, photographs and ephemera relating to Buckinghamshire people and places from Tudor times up to the present day.

The collection is also rich in material connected with domestic and personal life, from building features, furnishings, toys and pastimes to clocks and pocket watches, Georgian glassware and Victorian jewellery.

In addition to this there are approximately 30,000 historic photographs in our collection, which provide an evocative glimpse of everyday life in the county and how it has changed over the last 150 years. These include 12,700 prints of Buckinghamshire subjects and places, all of which have been digitised. The remainder of the photographic collection is in the form of glass plate negatives, lantern slides and albums.

Social history - collections page - Hospital AppealA particular strength of the collection is the material associated with local trades and industries, such as straw plaiting, brick and tile making and woodworking. Of special note are some 350 seventeenth century trade tokens which give a truly fascinating snapshot of traders in Buckinghamshire between 1650 and 1670.