Our family lived at Tongwell Farm just outside Newport Pagnell from 1927 until the farm was acquired by compulsory purchase by the MKDC in 1972. As a family we ended our farming era and went in different directions. My contribution is for everyone to ensure that they record both in word and by photo and video the places where they grew up because you usually only get one chance. I loved my forty years in England in that local area and wish I had done more to record our family history (which I am now trying to rectify). I do however really regret that I know virtually nothing about my maternal grandparent yet I lived just 400 yards from their house on the farm. I do therefore think that we should do everything we can to acquire photographs of previous generation which is I think what you web site is achieving. As a start point I think that the MKDC had a responsibility of recording all areas purchased before their destruction.
The attached photo clip shows my Grandfather Charles, Frederick Anderson on a binder back in the 1940-50’s