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Things to do in Prestwood, Buckinghamshire

Once the home of the late Prime Minister Clement Attlee, Prestwood has grown tremendously in the last twenty years.

Bluebells in Anging Springs Wood © Ray Wilkins
Bluebells in Anging Springs Wood © Ray Wilkins

Just a mile up the hill from Roald Dahl's home town of Great Missenden, Prestwood is slowly becoming a town in its own right.

Although still classed as a village it has five very popular pubs that are frequented by locals and through visitors alike.

Prestwood Steam Rally © Ray Wilkins
Prestwood Steam Rally © Ray Wilkins

Traditional local shops are popular with the villagers, which include three paper shops, two butchers, a florist and a supermarket to name just a few.

In the centre of the village are two greens which are used frequently by local children as well as the local football teams and the cricket teams.

The local dairy is still, to this day a hive of activity, with numerous rounds surrounding the local area.

Holy Trinity Church © Ray Wilkins
Holy Trinity Church © Ray Wilkins

The "New" housing estate - built in the late sixties and eighties - stands on what used to be Prestwoods main industry, that being cherry orchards. You have to look very hard to find the few remaining trees these days.

The village hall now sports a very fine clock which was added to the building to commemorate the new millennium.

With its two Schools and sports club, Prestwood is becoming more and more self sustaining.

Description by Ray Wilkins

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