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A thousand years of history lies behind the rolling parkland of Newport Pagnell’s green ‘oasis’. From an ancient burial ground to Civil War defences, horse-race festivals, first-class cricket, an Observation Post in WWII and a railway train that never arrived.
Cromwell’s Garrison Town recalls the momentous Civil War of the 17th century, Newport Pagnell’s location was of great strategic importance on the Front Line between the opposing armies.
The controversial General always had an affinity for the place – fighting alongside its troops, sending his son to join the young conscripts, frequently visiting his friend the governor, and selecting it as the muster point for most of his army on the eve of the decisive Battle of Naseby.