1. MY Chair

 ‘Possession is nine-tenths of the law,’ as the adage goes.

The chairs in this section have a particularly strong link to their owner. They are special to the owner because it is their chair, and these chairs can only have one owner at a time. In some cases, there has been a battle to establish ownership. Sometimes these chairs can be passed on to younger family members. These chairs range from a made-to-order ‘Rolls Royce of a chair’ to an ordinary garden chair.


My Chair - Alan Baker, Downley
"This is the Fireside chair by Teal of Stokechurch which we bought at auction for the princely sum of £7 at Wycombe Museum after it featured in the Millennium Chair ...
My Chair - Patrick Hogan, Downley
"Back in the 1980s, I came to the conclusion that my life would be enhanced with the acquisition of a Parker Knoll Recliner. When I contacted Parker Knoll in High ...
My Chair - Mike Dewey, Flackwell Heath
"My favourite chair was previously my Dad's favourite in the sitting room of my boyhood home in Cressex Road. It is now very much my chair - I don't believe ...
My Chair - Mr Cat, High Wycombe
"My name is Mr Cat. I don’t actually live in this house but I really like this chair, so I have decided it’s going to be my chair, no one ...
My Chair - Asim Mahand, Downley
"My parents gave me this chair when I was three years old. Back then, I didn’t have a little brother. Now my brother is 3 and he enjoys this chair ...
My Chair - Deirdre White, High Wycombe
"My chair is only an ordinary garden chair but it became very important to me during lockdown. We regularly had "Pavement Parties" in our cul-de-sac. Having set our chairs on ...

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