This section looks at characters, events and places in the history of the village.

Captain Starlight

Richard Jones lived in the village early in the 20th century.  He fought and was wounded in World War 1 and due to a war time adventure that saved many lives he became known as Captain Starlight.  He was by all accounts a real local character.  He died in January 1940 – to read his obituary in the Buckingham Advertiser click the link  Capt Starlight

William Scott

There is a Scotts Lane in Maids Moreton, a Scotts Farmhouse and Scott’s charity…so who was William Scott?

Threshing in Bumpas yard

 This photograph was a puzzle until we talked to a Maids Moreton villager who had the answers.  Click Here to find out more.

The Pheasant Inn

From the early 17th Century and up until 1929 there was a pub or a beer house in Maids Moreton at the Southern end of Main Street at the junction with Church Street.  Click Here for a history of the Pheasant Inn and for more information on the pub and it’s landlord Click this Link.

Water Divining in Maids Moreton

 Cecil Schmitz was a remarkable man, not least for his skill as a water diviner.  For the full story Click Here




  1. October 22, 2013  11:48 am by June Underwood Reply

    Firstly I would like to compliment all those involved with the Grave Yard survey. It has been very helpful for us in our research for our War Memorial website. There is one headstone, though, that we cannot find. It is for Arthur William Perry and is located at G089. Unfortunately your plan of the churchyard only goes from G1-79. I wonder whether you could give me some indication as to where this memorial is located. We have searched on more than one occasion without success.
    Kind regards June Underwood

  2. January 30, 2014  8:26 pm by Estelle Quick Reply

    I was delighted to find information about the Pheasant Inn here. My 3g grandfather, Thomas Cherry, was the publican from about the 1830s to 1850s. Any further info or pictures would be great. Is it possible to get a copy of the photo of the tankard? Thanks.

  3. July 30, 2014  9:30 am by Reg Doble Reply

    Estelle, just seen your comments. Would be happy to pass on any info I have including pics. my phone number is 01280 813481

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