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My g grandfather William Hester was born and brought up at Askett. Like his father and grandfather, he was a wheelwright. Fortunately for him there was insufficient work for all the family members to be employed as wheelwrights in the village so he set up practice in Princes Risborough. In this way he escaped (...Read full memory)

My paternal family and descendants lived at the "Old Manor House" Askett for many years they were The Reading family my Great Grandfather Francis Reading was the last to live there on his death,well some years after actually the house/land was sold and now the houses in Old Manor Close stand there. I believe that a specimen beam (...Read full memory)