History of the Victory Room
Nestled along the banks of the River Pang in the heart of the parish lies Bucklebury Village. 28 houses, a fine Norman church, a Farm Park, a recreation field and at its centre, under the shadow of St Mary’s Church, lies the Victory Room. The Victory Room provides a timely and fitting reminder with the 100 year anniversary of The Great War, of the sacrifices made by 39 young Bucklebury villagers. It was left to the parish in 1917 and moved to Bucklebury Village in 1925 for the benefit of all parishioners and at its core, it’s still the original building that stands today.
Whilst the 20th century has witnessed more change perhaps than any other in the past millennium, one thing however has not changed - the enthusiasm with which the people of Bucklebury Parish celebrate local and national events. From boy scout meetings, badminton, and theatrical productions to barn dances, weddings and art classes the Victory Room has entertained, fed and watered generations of families and as such the Victory Room commands immense affection as an historic building with charm and character.