Old Postcard, High Street, Olney, Buckinghamshire
Olney, Clifton Bridge
Bridge Street, Olney, Bucks
Olney, Market Place
A 1923 postcard of Bridge Street.   
This postcard of High Street South was
mailed in 1909.
High Street South, Olney
Olney, Cowper Museum
Other than the addition of motor cars, this view has changed little
since the photograph was taken, probably in the 1920s.    
No date for this postcard of the Market Place.   
Clifton Bridge across the Ouse - a good spot to see Kingfishers.
The Cowper Museum in the late 1920s.
This postcard was mailed in 1904.   
Weston Underwood
A 1960 postcard of Weston Underwood.   
An unused postcard of Cowper's House on the Market Place.

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There are a couple of ghost stories associated with Olney. The
first concerns the "Castle" pub at the north end of the High Street
(now an Indian Restaurant). Towards the end of the last century,
the landlord's wife and a customer spotted the ghostly form of a
woman in black clothing, whilst another customer watched a man
walk through a locked door. An exorcism was performed, but a
few years later the ghostly woman was seen again. A legend
says that a phantom horse and coach pass through the pub once
a year, though no-one knows the exact date. The second ghost
haunts the Whirlypits, just up the road from the Castle. This is a
"bottomless" pond, and a phantom coach pulled by headless
horses led by a decapitated driver passes through the town and
dives into it, their passenger none other than the Devil on his
way home - probably after a few pints in the Castle !
Did You Know.... that Olney's most feted former residents are
William Cowper, the poet, and John Newton, a former sailor
who served on slave ships, and who collaborated with Cowper
to  produce the
Olney Hymns, which include "Amazing Grace" ?
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Olney - Market Place
The Market Place and the "Bull".   
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Cowper Roller Mill and the Church.   
Olney, Cowper's Summer House
Cowper's Summer house.
Another view of Cowper's House and the Market Place.
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Olney, Buckinghamshire
Olney is a small, market town in North Buckinghamshire, a few miles north of Milton Keynes. It is an
attractive town, lying on the River Ouse, with a wide High Street and many places to eat and drink.
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Olney Church
Another view of the church.
Olney Mill
Another old postcard of the Mill.
Weston Underwood
Weston Underwood.
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