Olney is a market town and civil parish in the unitary authority area of the City of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England1. It’s located approximately 59 miles from London1. The town lies on the left bank of the River Great Ouse and is located around 8 miles from Central Milton Keynes, and 10 miles from Bedford, Northampton, and Wellingborough1. At the 2011 Census, it had a population of 6,4771.
The town has a rich history dating back to Roman Britain, with an area northeast of the current town occupied by a Roman settlement1. In 2023, archaeologists uncovered a villa mosaic which were declared “remains of high significance”1. Olney is also known for its lace-making centre1.
One of the unique traditions of Olney is the pancake race that has been run in the town on many Pancake Days, the day before the beginning of Lent, since 14451.
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