The village was in the middle of a farming area, which before the war had become almost derelict. A lot of the old buildings are the same today as they were during the war. The main change to the village in recent years is the building of new houses as Milton Keynes has developed.

These are the areas of village life during the war we will look at here:

The village as it was

The Church and Chapel

The shops

The pubs


Air raid shelters

Air raids

Bomb near the village

The bombing of Coventry

Barriers in the village

Fire watching and The Home Guard

The army camp and manoeuvres

Bradwell House

Farming in the village