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||Saturday, 08 Oct 2011 - All Day
, PE19 5UY
||This year's Annual Gathering of the Bunting Society, to which all those with an interest in the name Bunting and its variants are welcome, will take place on 8th October. A booking form was enclosed with the latest issue of'Gone A-Hunting'.
Buckden is situated some 50 miles north of London on the Great North Road, between Huntingdon and St Neots. Its most famous landmark is Buckden Towers which is documented in the Domesday Book of around 1100 AD, when the village 'was held by the Bishop of Lincoln for the King'. A visit to Buckden Towers is planned for the afternoon of the gathering.
In common with the family name Bunting, there have been, over the years, a number of variants or spellings of the village name Buckden, including Bucksden, Bugedene, Bugdene, Bugendena, Bokeden and Bugden. Indeed, the present version, although recorded as early as 1279, has only been relatively recently accepted.