Microcosm room 1

Until 1926 Ivinghoe was dominated by Roberts and Wilsonís Brewery.

The Brewery house later became a Youth Hostel for a number of years

before being sold for redevelopment. One of the display cabinets is

devoted to artifacts, photographs and other information

relating to the brewery.

Like many villages, the two world wars featured very much in their history.

There were active Home Guards in both Ivinghoe and Pitstone. They would

watch the skies for enemy aircraft from Pitstone Hill and from the top of

the Pitstone Cement works silos.

The second large display cabinet covers both the first and second world war

together with items relating to sports and pastimes. The walls are

covered with many interesting pictures and posters.

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