Tracey’s Wedding shoes

These shoes mean so much to me. These are the shoes I wore when I married my wonderful  husband, Stuart, in 2018. 

Ann’s trainers

A few years ago, I wrote a blog about my dad’s wedding shoes for the Museum. It seems fair that this time I write about my mum.

Glass beaded decoration

Glass-beaded decoration made by female inmates at Aylesbury Prison in the 1890s and presented to the prison matron as a gift. It’s a beautiful example of prisoner-made craft, and the juxtaposition of such an attractively designed object having been created in such a challenging environment adds to its emotive power.

Albert Rutland coins

A vivid example of what social history collections do best: make the ordinary extraordinary through human storytelling such as this amazing story of Albert Rutland leaving his daughter with his wage packet before going off to the First World War.

Chinese wallpaper

A hidden treasure in the collection from Hampden House. It’s never been displayed at the Museum before because of its size and poor condition, but is now being conserved and in the new Bucks People gallery displays.

Black Poplar

50% of Britain’s population of this rare native tree grow here in Aylesbury Vale

Dinosaur Claw

The only clue we have for Aylesbury’s mystery dinosaur – a 144 million year old plant eating sauropod.

The only clue we have for Aylesbury’s mystery dinosaur – a 144 million year old plant eating sauropod.