The coming of the railways made Padbury important. London could be reached by train via Bletchley in an hour and a half, this comparing very favourably with present day services.
A Mr Ambler was Station Master for over 50 years, presiding over his kingdom with great dignity. One wonders what he would have thought now that 'his station' has been demolished and a pleasant housing estate built there. Each morning milk-floats from the surrounding farms gathered at the station, bringing churns of milk which were put on the 'milk train' en route for London. The drivers of the floats were the link between the village and the outlying farms, taking back all the local news, papers and even shopping.

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Memories of Padbury

My great-uncle Rees Rees lived in Padbury one hundred years ago. Rees Rees emigrated to Bucks from Wales, living for a little while at Piltch Farm, Adstock, before moving to become a tenant of All Soul's College, Oxford, at Manor Farm, Padbury.

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Education Provision 1833

Padbury Parish (Pop. 708)

One Daily School (commenced 1826) containing from 30 to 45 boys, according to the season of the year, who are instructed at the expense of their parents.

One Sunday School, consisting of 74 males and 91 females, supported by collections after an annual sermon, appertaining to Wesleyan Methodists.


Notes on Padbury

Description of Padbury from J.J. Sheahan, 1861.

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