Millennium Tour

Willen local centre

Until recently, the Abbotts' Sub-Post Office was the only shop of any sort that has ever existed in Willen as far as we know. Today, Willen local centre offers a wide range of shops and facilities.
The Victorian Sub-Post Office could not offer the range of services that today's Post Office can. The pharmacy can supply drugs, free medical advice and a range of toiletries etc, that were unknown in Victorian times. The nearest chemist, then, was Taylors in Newport Pagnell. The local centre also has many other kinds of shops too.
The Ship Ashore is a modern pub. Adults can go there to drink, eat and socialize. It is a popular with office workers at the factories across Dansteed Way. In Victorian times, the men of Willen had to go to Gt. Woolstone or Newport Pagnell to the pub.
In Victorian Willen, if you needed a doctor you had to send someone to fetch one from his home some way away. But few of the villagers did this, because they had to pay for the doctor to visit. Today, the NHS covers most of the costs, and the health centre is very well equipped. For more serious cases, there is a big, modern hospital in the centre of Milton Keynes.