Newport Pagnell Cromwell's Garrison Town
This exhibition sheds light on the role of Newport Pagnell during the Civil War 1642-1651, uncovering hidden history about this satellite town in the Borough of Milton Keynes. It focuses on its role as a strategic garrison Front Line stronghold in the momentous war of the 17th century.
It features old and rarely seen material from the time Roundheads fought Cavaliers and throws new light on Oliver Cromwell’s relationship with the market town. It identifies what the garrison looked like, what it was like to live in a fortified town, some of the main protagonists and the engagements that took place in the vicinity.
Volunteers have, with the support from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s hidden histories initiative, undertaken research uncovering the history to produce the Exhibition, a Teacher’s Resource Pack for local schools, a Town-Trail guide featuring places in the town that still survive from those traumatic days and an illustrated book similarly titled Cromwell’s Garrison Town by Jack Reynolds.
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