Locations

Buckinghamshire is home to many large country estates that were put to use throughout World War II. From classified military weapon development at The Firs, to mapmaking at Hughenden Manor, read all about the secret histories of these impressive buildings in The Secret County.

The Firs, Whitchurch

WINSTON CHURCHILL’S TOYSHOP

When he was elected Prime Minister, Winston Churchill knew of the massive amount of red tape at the War Office and so to bypass this he appointed himself Minister of Defence and created department…

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Hanslope Park

THE SECRET COMMUNICATIONS UNIT THAT RULED THE AIRWAVES

Tucked away on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, almost hidden from view by trees, sits Hanslope Park. The unassuming main building was built in 1692, the former home to the Watts family and site of…

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Latimer House

LISTENING TO THE ENEMY

Latimer House is in a beautiful setting, clearly visible on the top of a hill from the Chesham to Rickmansworth road. It was the ancestral home of Lord Chesham. However, the Government requisitione…

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Hughenden Manor

THE SECRET MAPMAKERS OF RAF BOMBER COMMAND

To most Buckinghamshire inhabitants, Hughenden Manor will usually invoke the link with its most famous incumbent, the Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. With passing generations, the house…

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Decoding The Past

GCHQ HISTORIAN TONY COMER ON BLETCHLEY PARK’S LEGACY

Sat on the top floor of the Bletchley Park mansion, in the room next to where MI6 set up Station X at the start of World War II, we met with Tony Comer from GCHQ (Government Communication Headquart…

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Aylesbury Vale Remembers Magazine

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Aylesbury Vale Remembers Magazine

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