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The Centenary Exhibition at the Memorial Centre on 29th and 30th April was very successful and visited by over 2500 people.

The last main line to be built in England, the Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway, was opened on 2nd April 1906. The new line serving Gerrards Cross offered Londoners the opportunity to live in “The Brighton of Bucks” and caused an explosion of development.

The Centenary Exhibition showed how distinguished architects and builders developed the 'new' town and featured railway memorabilia and elevations from around 100 original architect's drawings of the Arts and Crafts style houses built at Gerrards Cross for the early commuters. There were maps, plans and photographs of the residential and commercial areas and displays by the Schools and the Estate Agents.

The major aim of the exhibition was to celebrate the work of the architects, builders and estate agents whose drive and imagination shaped the new Community and to show the heritage and charm of Gerrards Cross.

GX2006 would like to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors:

Buckinghamshire County Council  The Frost Partnership
South Bucks District Council  Hamptons International
Gerrards Cross Parish Council  The Roberts Newby Partnership

GX2006 further acknowledge the Gerrards Cross Community Association, which hosted the Exhibition, and the enormous assistance provided by so many individuals and commercial organisations over the last two years to create this Exhibition a once in a lifetime tribute to all the efforts of those who have made the “Village”.

If you didn’t see it (or would like to revisit it) here are some images from the Exhibition which are shown Online:

Architects Drawings


Maps and Estate Plans
(these will follow in a couple of weeks)

Histories of some Architects and Builders

Commercial Development

Railway sections: The Construction / Operations

Schools Projects

Email us at GX2006 if you have any questions or have anything you think might be of interest to other members of the community. We shall be happy to add to this website in order to make it truly 'of the Community' as well as 'for the Community'

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