This blog is about Wolverton in Buckinghamshire,more particularly about its past, ancient and nearly modern. The area covered by the former Wolverton UDC is covered in this blog, and therefore includes Stony Stratford and New Bradwell. I take as my end point the period when the new 19th century railway town was absorbed into the newer development of Milton Keynes. The blog is a way of recording and publishing my notes and inviting comments and revisions of my memories from others.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Is this the end of the Agora? 1 What people think
A few days ago I observed that many of Wolverton's buildings that were constructed in the 1840s and 1860s are still in use, whereas some that were more architecturally significant have come and gone, or going, in the case of the Agora, I don't know if it is too soon for an obituary for the Agora but I hear that it is to close down on June 20th. Apparently nobody wants to buy the building and it has gradually deteriorated. It was built after the period of this blog's remit but it is an iconic building and is worth some comment. I'll do this in three parts - first some comments on Facebook in reaction to the news, tomorrow I'll post an architect's assessment, and on Saturday I'll make a few comments of my own.