What Happened in our villages?
Potash Kiln mentioned by a Swedish traveller passing through Long Marston, making ashes from bean straw (costing fourteen shillings to cover one acre)
The Witches Trial in Wilstone and surrounding villages
Land on Potash Lane given by Tring Charities to Chapel Wardens of Long Marston
Beginning of construction of reservoirs and Grand Union Canal
A barn licenced for worship in Wilstone (Baptists)
Enclosure Act, causing the fencing off of common land, creates upheaval and impacts living standards
Modern road system begins to be introduced
Land on Potash Lane first rented out as allotments by Long Marston Chapel
First part of Wilstone Reservoir built
Sunday School started in Wilstone
The Manor of Puttenham transferred to John William Egerton, Earl of Bridgewater (later passed on to Earl Brownlow and then Lord Rothschild)
Population of Puttenham recorded as 153, within 27 houses, in return sent to Parliament
Aylesbury Arm of canal cut through and opened
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