Bucks in 100 Objects

Can you help tell the story of the place we call home? Find out how to send us your nomination below.

Buckinghamshire has a rich collection of artefacts dating back over 300,000 years held in Museums, stores, archives, National Trust properties, stately homes, landscapes and gardens across the county.  Taken together these objects tell the story of Buckinghamshire.  And there are even more objects which help to define us and tell our story – many of these might be sitting in our high streets, riverbanks or in people’s work places – or even hospitals.

Buckinghamshire Culture has created an online campaign in response to Covid-19 that feeds into a larger project idea to develop the story of Bucks in 100 Objects.  Eventually, we want to create an exhibition, publication, county trails and a website sharing the wonderful objects and heritage that can be found across Bucks, but for now we want to use this idea to develop connection, a sense of community and local pride.  We have asked a handful of proud Buckinghamshire residents to nominate objects they would like to see included in the final 100 and will be sharing these via social media, inviting further nominations and discussion.

Eventually, we hope to hold a public vote to help decide the final 100 objects. This is just the beginning… follow the conversation on Twitter #Bucks100

Bucks in 100 Objects Nominations

Bekonscot

Nominated by Bill Morris LVO, Co-Chair of Buckinghamshire Culture.


Grave of William Penn

Nominated by Julius Weinberg, Co-Chair of Buckinghamshire Culture


Boarstall Cartulary

Nominated by Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lord-Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire


Lenborough Hoard

Nominated by Rachael Shimmin, Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Council


Science & Victory Pamphlet

Nominated by Vicky Hope-Walker, Director of the National Paralympic Heritage Trust


University of Buckingham Mace

Nominated by Dean Jones, Partnerships and Outreach Manager and Mace Bearer


Lions, Aylesbury Market Square

Nominated by Ann Alphonse, Trustee of Bucks County Museum


Cliveden House

Nominated by Gabby Logan MBE, Television Presenter


Gardeners Scything in the Wilderness

Nominated by Milly Soames DL, Friend of Bucks County Museum


All Saints Church, Wootton Underwood

Nominated by Cherie and Tony Blair

Image courtesy of John Salmon

Buckingham’s Mayoral Chain

Nominated by Cllr Mark Cole JP, Mayor of Buckingham 2019/2020


The Tawny Owl

Nominated by Denise Lewis OBE, Olympic Medallist and Broadcaster


Beaconsfield 12 Poplars

Nominated by Eddie Obeng, Educator | Motivational Speaker | Innovator | Author | Digital Pioneer


Golden Ball, St Lawrence Church

Nominated by Councillor Patrick Hogan, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Culture


White Hill, A40 Road

Nominated by Andrew Wyllie CBE, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 2019


The Beech Trees

Nominated by Dr Michael Mosley, Medical Broadcaster and Author


Lambourne Golf Club

Nominated by Sir Clive Woodward, England’s Winning Rugby World Cup Coach


Waterfall Geometric Mural

Nominated by Teakster, Buckinghamshire-based Artist


A Pint of Chiltern Ale

Nominated by Chris Wozencroft, Forensic Civil Engineer


The River Chess

Nominated by Matt Writtle, photographer

Image from “The River Meadow at the Pile of Stones” by Matt Writtle, copyright 2020

Waddesdon Manor

Nominated by Hannah Rothschild


Bell Tower at Boveney Church

Nominated by Philip Sheppard, award-winning film, television and video game composer, producer, virtuoso cellist, inventor.


Windsor Chair

Nominated by Greta Paa-Kerner, Head of Business Engagement, on behalf go Bucks New University.


Congress of Berlin Fan

Nominated by Robert Bandy, House and Collections Manager, on behalf of Hughenden.


Wheelback Windsor Chair

Nominated by Catherine Grigg, Curator, on behalf of Wycombe Museum.


First Waddesdon Parish Register

Nominated by Tony Sargeant, Honourary Secretary, on behalf of the Bucks Family History Society.


Castle Hill House

Nominated by Keith Spencer.


Grave of George Alexander Gratton

Nominated by Mary Tebje


Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal

Nominated by Catherine Turnbull-Ross


Charles Frohman Memorial

Nominated by Sarah Campbell, Vice-Chair of the Marlow Town Regatta and Festival


Wycombe’s Centaur

Nominated by Jackie Kay


Bridego Bridge

Nominated by Darrell Foster Kirsop


Marlow Bridge

Nominated by Geoff Wood of the Marlow Society Executive Committee


The Red Lion

Nominated by Simon Kearey on behalf of the Red Lion Restoration and Supporter Group


George III Snuff Box

Nominated by Ian Beckett on behalf of the Bucks Military Museum Trust


Keach’s Meeting House

Nominated by David Noy


Coral Root in Rectory Wood, Amersham

Nominated by Marian Borrows


Coke Monument

Nominated by Harvey Whittam, Chairman of the Stoke Poges Society


The Swan

Nominated by Emma McGrath


‘The Country Now’ Poster by Claire Leighton

Nominated by Paul Mainds, Member, Chilterns Conservation Board


Marsworth Lion Jaw

Nominated by Sue Shave, Museum Director for Bucks County Museum


Hannah Ball’s Clock

Nominated by Christine Clark


Piper’s ‘Palladian Bridge’

Nominated by Sarah Gray on behalf of the Bucks Garden Trust Council.


Chepping Wycombe Map

Nominated by Bob Hill, volunteer for Wyombe Museum


Bucks Bobbin Lace

Nominated by Della Fitzgerald, Secretary for Marlow Museum


Dorton Iron Age Mirror

Nominated by Mike Farley


Getty Library, Wormsley

Nominated by Nicolas Oakley, Trustee of Bucks County Museum Trust


Gray’s Monument

Nominated by Shae Hullait


Stoke Park Golf Club

Nominated by Maggie Scott


Straw Splitter

Nominated by Veronica Main, Straw Plaiter and Hat Industry Historian


Stoke Common, Stoke Poges

Nominated by Geoff Cox


Milton’s Cottage

Nominated by The Rt. Hon. Earl Howe


Aylesbury Duck

Nominated by Pam Noden


Puddingstone Quern

Nominated by Jill Eyers


Bucks Herald 1914

Nominated by Katherine Gwyn, Senior Community Outreach and Projects Archivist for Buckinghamshire Archives


St Giles Churchyard

Nominated by David Kneller, Treasurer of the Middle Thames Archaeological and Historical Society


Chenies Manor House

Nominated by Ginny Lemarie


Caldecotte Ichthyosaur

Nominated by Dr Michael Oates, Geologist and founder member of Bucks Geology Group


Benedict Lee Memorial

Nominated by Deborah Conway Read


Red Oak, Burnham Park

Nominated by Viv Nicholas

Illustration by Pamela Taylor

Image copyright: Victoria & Albert Museum

Penn Tile

Nominated by Sheila Borwick with word by Liz Chalmers


Hambleden Church Font

Nominated by Councillor Chris Whitehead


Silver Pocket Watch

Nominated by Arwen Wood, Finds Liaison Officer for Buckinghamshire


Dancersend Nature Reserve

Nominated by Mick Jones MBE, Volunteer Warden


Ellen Margaret de Fraine Shield

Nominated by Alison Deuchars, Office and Service Delivery Manager for BucksVision


If you have an object that you wish to nominate

Email nominations directly to: culture@buckscountymuseum.org – each nomination must include:         

  • An image or a video of the object that you feel is important to Buckinghamshire’s story – ideally images should be 1080 x 1920 pixels and no bigger than 4MB,
  • Up to 500 words providing a description of the object, what Buckinghamshire means to you, and why this object is important, this will be posted on our website with your object image. 

To be considered as one of the 100 objects, nominations must be for:

  • Physical objects within Bucks,
  • Objects that hold some kind of heritage, cultural or community value,
  • Be available to be photographed/videoed if not actually on display
  • Objects must be suitable for people of all ages.