The wordsmiths hate to admit it, but yes sometimes a photo really can speak a thousand words.
So don't be shy, if you have a special old image - and all the better if you can put a caption and date (even approximate) with it, please make a scan and send it to us here at email@example.com
We promise to acknowledge your help and if the choice of material is big enough, we will chose a 'Photo of the Month' to showcase the best or most interesting image received in the month.
The 'jewel in the crown' of our coverage area for local history is undoubtedly Newport Pagnell with its long and wonderful heritage so much of which, many would say, has remained under-recorded across the centuries.
If we have seen one picture that encapsulates the town in the modern era it is perhaps this image of the High Street in the 1950s, possibly re-shot from a postcard in the Frith Collection. Nevertheless, we are more than sure that many other images are out there that will run it close
So, again, please do send us a scan of your choice, together with your name and contact information and a short caption to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration of publication and the enjoyment of others.
● Newport Pagnell in 1853 by J.C.Coales
Got a great old photo or illustration? Send it to us via info page
● 1809 print showing the course of the Ouse behind NP church - courtesy of Trudie Mundell
And remember too we are always on the lookout for good writers or would-be writers.
We have opportunities for essayists, booklet and book writers, re-writers, photo-journalists and illustrators ... so send us your details or proposition in strict confidence to email@example.com and send us a sample and your subject choice.