The members of the High Ash Clutch Club would like to thank the following individuals and organisations for their time and help in creating this website:
Mrs C Amies
Mr S Bates
Mrs E Coles
Mrs M Cox
Sir Philip and Lady Duncombe
Mr and Mrs D Duncombe
Miss A Humphreys
Mrs A Joyce
Mrs P Knibb
Miss G MacIlwaine and Class 5, High Ash School,July 2001
Mr and Mrs E Maley
Mr and Mrs L McTigue
Mrs S North
Mr and Mrs J Perkin
Mrs C Pilkington
Mrs M Ralph
Mr B Simpson
Mrs L Smith
Mrs J Staples
Mrs A Swaisland
Mr and Mrs J Walduck
Mr and Mrs M Whitelegge
Mrs L Woodhouse
Mr and Mrs D York-Long
Great Brickhill Parish Council
Organisers and customers of the Great Brickhill Monday Drop-in
Governors and Staff of High Ash CE Combined School
The Church Wardens, St Mary the Virgin, Great Brickhill
County Archivist, Buckinghamshire County Council
Staff of Milton Keynes Library
Staff of Bletchley Library
Staff of Leighton Buzzard Library
Staff of Buckinghamshire County Museum
Stockgrove County Park Rangers

Especial thanks to Alison Millard, our shadow supporter, all the staff of Open University, KMi, and the Milton Keynes Living Archive for their help and support and also to the Millenium Commission for their sponsorship of the Clutch project.

We would also like to thank the many people who offered their support and help, whose offers we, unfortunately, did not have sufficient time to take up.

The image of Orchard Mill and the Miller, circa 1930 is copyright Buckinghamshire County Museum Collections.

Markham, Sir Frank
History of Milton Keynes and District

Houghton, John
Manors & Mayhem, Paupers & Parsons

Warth, Michael
Great Brickhill in the mid 1800s

Pevsner, Nicholas
The Buildings of England, Buckinghamshire

Information was also taken from the Great Brickhill Parish Council Minutes, 1910 - 1982, and from the School Log Books held by High Ash CE Combined School.

Who are we?
Members of High Ash Clutch Club are all parents of children who attend High Ash CE Combined School, in Great Brickhill, situated in the Aylesbury Vale District of Buckinghamshire. Most of the children at High Ash come from Great Brickhill, Little Brickhill, or Stoke Hammond, but a substantial minority live in Milton Keynes.
The Parents involved with building this website are:
Simon Atkinson
Debbie Castle
Martin Chammings
June Howe
Stephen Russell
Jill Williamson
Our mentors from the school were:
Sue Kinchin-Smith
Ceri Licietis
Effort has been made to ensure that the content of the site is accurate, however we recommend that researchers refer to sources quoted above.

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