If Only The River Was As Clear Now! - a Memory of Chesham.

Contrary to the notes on this photo the house with the two bay windows did not replace the weatherboarded one in view 40547. The two structures are side by side, though the weatherboarded one may have been demolished at the same time to make easy access for the extension to the house. This elevation is that of the extended house built behind the weatherboarded structure (when viewed from the river) which had been used for breeding ducks by the Hill family who lived in the house during the second half of the 1800s and early 1900s. The extension was indeed built around 1900 and transformed the former 2 up 2 down (plus attic) cottage into the 5 bedroomed house it is today. I have a number of other photos of the house dating from before the railway embankment was build in the late 1880s to the 1920s also.


A memory shared by Jonathan Croot on Aug 14th, 2015.
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