This is a collection of nearly 2000 glass negatives and prints of towns and villages in north Buckinghamshire and beyond. This collection has been digitised and is available to view online on this website.
Maurice Kitchener was born in Olney on the 23 September 1894. His father Joe was a shoe finisher and, before the First World War, Kitchener was also employed in the shoe trade. During the First World War, Kitchener enlisted with the Royal Flying Corp and served with 92nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery at the Somme. He re-joined the shoe trade after the war, but by 1921 Kitchener was working as a photographer in Chesham and by 1931 he had his own studio in Newport Pagnell. His focus was street scenes of the local towns and villages across north and mid Buckinghamshire and surrounding counties. They would be turned into picture postcards for commercial sale. Kitchener live in Newport Pagnell for the rest of his life and died in 1969.
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