The Golden Ball, a pint of Chiltern Ale and High Wycombe’s Red Lion – these are just some of the things that make Bucks a special place.

Residents are being asked to nominate an object that best sums up the county and helps tell its story, and celebrity residents Gabby Logan, Tony and Cherie Blair, Sir Clive Woodward, Dr Michael Mosley and Denise Lewis have already got involved.

It is all part of a new project by Buckinghamshire Culture, which is planning to tell the story of Bucks in 100 physical objects that have heritage, cultural or community value for those who live here.

Gabby Logan chose Cliveden, Tony and Cherie Blair chose All Saints Church in Wootton Underwood, Sir Clive chose Lambourne Gold Club, Dr Michael Mosley chose the county's beech trees and Denise Lewis chosen the tawny owl.

The county-wide search is being supported by Bucks New University and the Bucks Free Press.

Objects already nominated by local famous faces from politics, business, sport and the arts include the Windsor Chair, Wycombe’s Red Lion, an Iron Age Mirror, a Straw Splitter used in hat making, the Lenborough Hoard and Marlow Bridge – but there is still plenty more that could be added.

Buckinghamshire Council chairman Richard Scott has become the latest person to nominate an object, choosing Waddesdon’s wind-up elephant automation which can be found on display in the East Gallery at the manor.

It belonged to Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild and dates back to at least 1889.

Bill Morris, Buckinghamshire Culture Co-Chair said: ‘‘We’re lucky to have artefacts dating back more than 300,000 years in the county’s museums, archives, National Trust properties, and outdoor spaces, and we can’t wait to hear which of these matter most to local people.

“We’re also really excited to find out about the hidden gems that tell the story of Bucks that may be sitting in our high streets, riverbanks or in people’s workplaces, or even our hospitals.

“We’re asking local people to take a look around them for the object that tells a great story of where we live.”

Residents’ nominations – which will be shared online – should be emailed to and include:

• An image/ video of the object (up to1080 x 1920 pixels/no bigger than 3MB)

• A maximum of 500 words describing why the object is important, and what Buckinghamshire means to them

Once the final 100 objects are agreed, Buckinghamshire Culture aims to create an exhibition, walking trails and a website so that local people know where to find out more about the special objects in their county.

The #Bucks100 campaign can be followed on Twitter and Instagram and at

Here are some of the items or places nominated so far:

- Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens

- Bekonscot

- Cliveden

- The Getty Library at Wormsley

- A Bucks bobbin lace

- The Swan (which features on the county flag)

- The Red Lion

- Marlow’s Charles Frohman statue

- Castle Hill House, home of Wycombe Museum

- The River Chess

- Waterfall Geometric Mural at Easton Street car park, High Wycombe

- The county’s beech trees

- The Golden Ball at St Lawrence’s Church

- Beaconsfield’s 12 poplars

The Lenborough Hoard