To accompany the Nostalgia article The Sleeping Girl of Turville, today we are showing pictures taken of the village over the last 100 years.

Turville is the quintessential English village, it is of Anglo-Saxon origin and the name means ‘dry field’. Its main claim to fame is as a setting for filming.

These films and TV programmes include Killing Eve (2018 to 2022), the Vicar of Dibley (1994-2020) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), helping to make Buckinghamshire the most filmed county in England.   

Top: Children who attended Turville school and their teacher, 1961.

Centre left: A charity book-sale is taking place inside a marquee, Turville, August 2002.

Centre right: Hay-making time in Turville, four men and a boy are standing on top of a hay cart, Turville, 1920s.

Left: A film crew with comedy writer, TV and radio star Jimmy Edwards outside the Bull and Butcher pub, with a few villagers watching, Holloway Lane, Turville, 1960s. 

Above: The Old School House and the Old Bakery- cottages near the centre of Turville, September 1969.