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Did you know that in the James Bond film Goldfinger the Stoke Park Club in Stoke Poges doubled for Royal St George’s ? The club has made more film appearances than many actors: in Bridget Jones , Layer Cake , and another Bond epic Tomorrow Never Dies among others.

Did you know that Thomas Gray wrote his Elegy in a Country Churchyard in the graveyard of Stoke Poges church? His mother and aunt lived in the village. He also wrote Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College there. Fittingly the poet and his mother are buried in the churchyard.

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