Burnham Beeches, c1900

Burnham Beeches, c1900

Group of 12 men and 6 women posed in/around a large old tree, two at top of tree are indicated as members of the Glenisters family. Possibly taken in Burnham Beeches, circa 1900. [MHW 01455]
Bodger in Hampden Woods

Bodger in Hampden Woods

Owen Dean, a ‘bodger’, outside of his work shed in Hampden Woods, Great Hampden. Taken December 1949. Bodgers were also known as turners. They worked in the woods around Wycombe district and produced all the parts of chairs that were turned on pole-lathes – including...
Glenister’s chair factory, Bellfield Road

Glenister’s chair factory, Bellfield Road

The interior of Glenister’s chair factory on Bellfield Road, High Wycombe, taken in September 1902. The image shows a team of workers who would fit seats into chair frames – you can also see a little dog sat on a chair amidst the workers. Some of the workers look very...
Churchill and the Red Lion

Churchill and the Red Lion

Winston Churchill gave a speech in support of the local Tory candidate from the portico of the Red Lion Hotel, on the High Street, High Wycombe in June 1945. A red lion still stands on the High Street in High Wycombe even though the Red Lion Hotel closed in 1969. The...
Chair Arch, 1884

Chair Arch, 1884

The Chair Arch across the High Street, High Wycombe, in celebration of the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Wycombe Abbey in November 1884. This is probably the most impressive. The first was in 1877 to celebrate Queen Victoria passing through High...
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