A Fenny Stratford Tale

Every building has a story too

Before the tattoo parlour opened at No. 1 Victoria Road, it was a chemist shop for over 60 years and for most of that time it was Corden’s. Many people fondly remember the traditional chemist shop interior – some of which is preserved at Milton Keynes Museum – and the ‘potions’ that the pharmacist had to make up from scratch in the shop. But not many would know that before Mr Corden senior moved his business there from next door in the mid-1930s, the building was the home of a Mr Kirby. He was a member of the fledgling Fenny Stratford council and ran a retail business further up Victoria Road around the turn of the last century.

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  • Recently I found a brass diamond shaped sturdy badge maybe from a vehicle while metal detecting in Nash bucks not far from Bletchley at all and it says Kirby maker fenny Stratford on it which lead me to this page .

    By Adam (15/02/2022)
  • Can remember the chemists vividly in Victoria Road as a child, all the coloured bottles particularly. Many years later Eileen Corden became a very good friend of the Bletchley Community Heritage, Eileen used to come down to the library in Westfield Road to visit us, telling us all the news in Fenny Stratford, plus bringing in her many collections of photographs for scanning.

    By Peter Copperwheat (24/06/2020)

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