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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 (...Read full memory)

I left school (Lowndes County Secondary School for Girls) in 1967 at the age of 15 and went to work at Oswald Hickson as office junior. Our offices were above Westminster Bank, just out of the photo on the right. I worked my way up and became secretary to one of the partners but left in 1979 to get married. (...Read full memory)

Dear Tim, I remember the shop very well and used to visit with my Mum, Phyllis Cooley who was the daughter of May Clarke, the sister of Old Jack's wife, i.e. your grandmother. I used to call them Uncle and Aunt but really they were my Mum's cousins and that makes us second (...Read full memory)

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

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..

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..

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'

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.