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Bellingdon maps

Historic maps of Bellingdon and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Bellingdon maps

Bellingdon area books

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As A Kid

The Chequers c1965, Pednor
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My parents were from the area, Dad from Bryants Botom, Mum from Gt Hamden. They shifted to New Zealand straight after they were married, leaving all friends and family behind. Mum always talks about Chequers. As kids, me and my two sisters were lucky enough to visit and school for a while, me at Kingshill, Sally at Hamden School, and I'm not sure where Jane went. I remember it was a drought year and also lots of snow, sounds crazy, we had days off school because of the snow, the woods around Hampden were white. Dad worked at his brother's mushroom farm, we would play in the woods behind Dad's mum's place in Bryants Bottom, looking back it was the most awesome time for me as a 9 or 10 year old. We went back to New Zealand whre we live, I have lots of family in Prestwood, Speen, and around the area.

Pednor Riding Stables

I learned to ride at Pednor stables, run by Hilary with help from her husband. They had a motley but extremely well cared-for string of horses, which grew all the time. My favourite was a 4-yr-old exmoore called Kerry, who was sold and kept on ther in livery. Bubbles was cream with wall eyes...anyone remember the others?
Hilary has always been an inspiration and although I have not followed in her footsetps, latish in life I have begun to work with horses

Hill Family From Chesham

I am trying to trace the Hill family from Chesham. William Hill and wife Maria lived at 90 Severalls Avenue, Chesham in the 1919 census, and their son. I do know Ernest Hill was living in Lye Green in 1911 and he was a fishmonger. It would be great if anyone has any info for me.
Many thanks.

Death at The Station - 1907

My Great Grandfather reportedly died at Chesham Station on 22 November 1907. His name was Ambrose Miller Hooper. Does any one know any more? He used to live at 'Hatch, Northwood'

Some More News on The Above Family

Just to add more to the above, William and Ernest had siblings - Gertrude, Julie, Charlie, Lily, Leonard and Ada. Would love some info on this family..

Looking For Eileen Mary James Family

Helloo everyone. My mother was born at number 3 Hyde End, Great Missenden in January 1943. Her mother's maiden name was James and married name was Williams. I am looking for any living relatives of Eileen Mary James/ Williams.. thankyou..

H J Humphrey & Son - Shoe Repairers

My grandfather and father ran Humphreys Shoe Repairers in Chesham High St throughout the 1950's to the 1980's. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who remembers my dad and grandad (or my mum Jean) and also those who used the shop to get their shoes repaired. Tim Humphrey

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