Buckinghamshire Day is July 29thth, the date in 1948 when the first Paralympics were held in Buckinghamshire.
The Stoke Mandeville Games in Buckinghamshire were held for servicemen who had suffered injuries. It was organised by a German doctor who had escaped Germany during the Second World War. These games then led to the Paralympic Games which have since developed into a major international event. Recognition of this date as Buckinghamshire Day celebrates the county’s worthy role in its establishment.