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Welcome to the Wing Heritage Group Website 

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Wing in Buckinghamshire has some of the oldest archaeological remains in the county. With the Saxon cemetery and Church, the “Castle Mound” the original Ascott House gardens and the Rothschild Ascott House, there is plenty to see.

But a lot of the history of the village still remains undiscovered or not properly investigated. The Heritage Group aims to answer some of the questions about the village, with the help of members of the local and surrounding communities.

Why not join up? Membership is currently free . Click here for the application form and tell us what you are interested in. Let us know if you would like to be added to our mailing list as well.

We are in the process of updating the website so please bear with us.

Wing Walks

We are doing two walks again this year. The first will be on Sunday June 7 to Wing Airfield. Meet at 2pm outside All Saints’ Church, Wing. It is a two hour walk so please wear suitable footwear and bring a drink. We will be walking through fields so hayfever sufferers remember to dose up before you go!

VE Day exhibition

We had the official map of the airfield, details of the Martin Baker crash, the competitions the crews entered, stories from those based at Wing, the Chelsea Pensioners, evacuees, POW homecoming and much more! The display will be up in the church for the next few days, so pop in and have a look if you missed it.

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We are also looking at new projects for next year, so if you have any ideas please email wingheritage@gmail.com

ArchaeologyDo you fancy finding out if Romans or Saxons lived in your garden? Why not get involved with the Archaeology Project, we will be digging archaeological test pits around the village and we hope to do some Geophysics and fieldwalking, Click here for an application form.

We are lucky enough to have our next year of archaeological work funded by the Mick Aston Archaeological Fund, as part of the Council for British Archaeology and English Heritage. 

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Click here to find the results of the quizzes and the answers!

Wing Heritage Group is currently working with: Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society and Leighton Buzzard & District Archaeological and Historical Society.

8 thoughts on “Home

  1. I am very pleased at your progress. Please let me have details of the community digs and finds day.

    Edmund Waller

  2. As a Wing resident and a keen follower of local history I am very pleased to see that this project is up and running, If at anytime I can be of any help please do not hesitate to contact me I will be more than happy to help in anyway I can. my email is vincent.palmer68@googlemail.com

    1. Hi

      Yes we are aware that they have moved in, it looks like they are going to be there for a while. We will be keeping a close eye on it as we are doing a test pit not far from there this weekend. So be interesting to see what they have come up with!

  3. This is a most interesting and well designed website. Well done to the Wing Heritage Group. I love history and archaeology and therefore would be more than willing to help in any future digging activities.

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