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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.
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Special anniversary edition celebrating an English country town’s extraordinary 200-year contribution of design, manufacture and ingenuity to the British Transport Industry through everything from carts, carriages and coaches by the founding Salmons family to today’s luxury sports car phenomenon that is Aston Martin. Completely revised and updated with many new photos and illustrations,
plus news of the parent company’s Stock Market flotation, details of new ventures with Red Bull and Cranfield, and a re-making of the James Bond ‘Goldfinger’ car.
Now it can be told… Ian Fleming, author of the mega-selling James Bond books spent much of his lifetime in Buckinghamshire… visiting the car-makers at Newport Pagnell, the Codebreakers at Bletchley Park, golfing with Jock Campbell of Milton Keynes and secretly training his commandos on a disused farm near Amersham.
Comes with a map of historic Newport Pagnell FREE while stocks last.
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 many in his army on the eve of the decisive Battle of Naseby.
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