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
Nominated by Kim Osborne, Marketing and Design Producer at the Roald Dahl Museum
Nominated by Bill Morris LVO, Co-Chair of Buckinghamshire Culture.
Nominated by Julius Weinberg, Co-Chair of Buckinghamshire Culture
Nominated by Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lord-Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire
Nominated by Rachael Shimmin, Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Council
Nominated by Vicky Hope-Walker, Director of the National Paralympic Heritage Trust
Nominated by Dean Jones, Partnerships and Outreach Manager and Mace Bearer
Nominated by Ann Alphonse, Trustee of Bucks County Museum
Nominated by Gabby Logan MBE, Television Presenter
Nominated by Milly Soames DL, Friend of Bucks County Museum
Nominated by Cherie and Tony Blair
Nominated by Councillor Richard Scott, Chairman of Buckinghamshire Council
Nominated by Dick Vardy
Nominated by Cllr Mark Cole JP, Mayor of Buckingham 2019/2020
Nominated by Denise Lewis OBE, Olympic Medallist and Broadcaster
Nominated by Eddie Obeng, Educator | Motivational Speaker | Innovator | Author | Digital Pioneer
Nominated by Councillor Patrick Hogan, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Culture
Nominated by Andrew Wyllie CBE, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 2019
Nominated by Dr Michael Mosley, Medical Broadcaster and Author
Nominated by Sir Clive Woodward, England’s Winning Rugby World Cup Coach
Nominated by Teakster, Buckinghamshire-based Artist
Nominated by Chris Wozencroft, Forensic Civil Engineer
Nominated by Matt Writtle, photographer
Nominated by Hannah Rothschild
Nominated by Philip Sheppard, award-winning film, television and video game composer, producer, virtuoso cellist, inventor.
Nominated by Greta Paa-Kerner, Head of Business Engagement, on behalf go Bucks New University.
Nominated by Robert Bandy, House and Collections Manager, on behalf of Hughenden.
Nominated by Catherine Grigg, Curator, on behalf of Wycombe Museum.
Nominated by Tony Sargeant, Honourary Secretary, on behalf of the Bucks Family History Society.
Nominated by Keith Spencer.
Nominated by Mary Tebje
Nominated by Catherine Turnbull-Ross
Nominated by Sarah Campbell, Vice-Chair of the Marlow Town Regatta and Festival
Nominated by Jackie Kay
Nominated by Darrell Foster Kirsop
Nominated by Geoff Wood of the Marlow Society Executive Committee
Nominated by Simon Kearey on behalf of the Red Lion Restoration and Supporter Group
Nominated by Ian Beckett on behalf of the Bucks Military Museum Trust
Nominated by David Noy
Nominated by Marian Borrows
Nominated by Harvey Whittam, Chairman of the Stoke Poges Society
Nominated by Emma McGrath
Nominated by Paul Mainds, Member, Chilterns Conservation Board
Nominated by Sue Shave, Museum Director for Bucks County Museum
Nominated by Christine Clark
Nominated by Sarah Gray on behalf of the Bucks Garden Trust Council.
Nominated by Bob Hill, volunteer for Wyombe Museum
Nominated by Della Fitzgerald, Secretary for Marlow Museum
Nominated by Mike Farley
Nominated by Nicolas Oakley, Trustee of Bucks County Museum Trust
Nominated by Shae Hullait
Nominated by Maggie Scott
Nominated by Veronica Main, Straw Plaiter and Hat Industry Historian
Nominated by Geoff Cox
Nominated by The Rt. Hon. Earl Howe
Nominated by Pam Noden
Nominated by Jill Eyers
Nominated by Katherine Gwyn, Senior Community Outreach and Projects Archivist for Buckinghamshire Archives
Nominated by David Kneller, Treasurer of the Middle Thames Archaeological and Historical Society
Nominated by Ginny Lemarie
Nominated by Dr Michael Oates, Geologist and founder member of Bucks Geology Group
Nominated by Deborah Conway Read
Nominated by Viv Nicholas
Nominated by Sheila Borwick with words by Liz Chalmers
Nominated by Councillor Chris Whitehead
Nominated by Arwen Wood, Finds Liaison Officer for Buckinghamshire
Nominated by Mick Jones MBE, Volunteer Warden
Nominated by Alison Deuchars, Office and Service Delivery Manager for BucksVision
Nominated by Franzi Cheeseman, Head Gardener for the Memorial Garden, and Roger Askew, President of the Stoke Poges Society
Nominated by Rob Levine
Nominated by Emma van Breukelen
Nominated by Min Larkin CBE MRAeS, Archivist RAF Halton
Nominated by Sue Wright of The Arts Society, Vale of Aylesbury
Nominated by Joan Law
Nominated by Nicholas Verney
Nominated by a Bucks College Group Student
Nominated by Mike Howgate
Nominated by Francis Hansford, Curator of the Trenchard Museum at RAF Halton
Nominated by Tony Seward, former Chair of Trustees at Cowper & Newton Museum
Nominated by Terry Bloxham, Hon Secretary of the Bucks Historical Association
Nominated by Daisy Killick, student at Bucks College Group
Nominated by Jennifer, Ellie, Jenna and Amelia, students at Bucks College Group
Nominated by Jasmine, student at Bucks College Group
Nominated by Ellie Mae Woodward, student at Bucks College Group
Nominated by Emmie Herron, student at Bucks College Group
Nominated by Suzie McGrath, student at Bucks College Group
Nominated by The Revd Andrew Pritchard-Keens, Rector of St. Peter and St. Paul, Olney
Nominated by Jacqui Hogan
Nominated by Colin Veysey – Editor, Director, Designer of HP16 The Source
Nominated by Claire de Carle on behalf of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust
If you have an object that you wish to nominate
Email nominations directly to: firstname.lastname@example.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.