Nostalgic memories of Wooburn Green's local history

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For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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My Great Grandfather George Henry Baker (1880 -m1947) was the owner (following his father also George Henry) of the Blacksmith and Scrap Metal Dealer later known as Slades Scrap Yard In Wooburn Green. My Great Grandfather was a big character and very much in the centre of life in the village. An active (...Read full memory)

In 1938 my dad was a farm labourer in Wooburn common. He had a row with the farmer and got the sack, we moved down to Wooburn Green in a little cottage by the side of Pedleys yard.. They ran the post office.. We were 5 children , 4 girls (Brenda Joan Bet and Peg and 1 boy Donald.. Dad went to work in Broom and Wades (...Read full memory)

I worked at Slades Scrapyard as a crane driver for a few years. David Slade was a very nice man to work for.

In the 70's I knew Herbert Slade as a member of the Woburn Green Methodist Church. His family owned the scrapyard . His father had been the village blacksmith working at the rear of the Red Lion Pub. When the pub was refurbished, I took pictures of the forge that they had walked away from leaving almost everything. The entry (...Read full memory)

l was born in Clapton approach, in 1951 on of nine children, my mum and dad use to work down at the screw factory. a friend and my self use to go round to the barly mow to buy a bottle of coke and crisps some-times we would cycle down to the green to buy fish and chips.. when we had left school we seem to drift apart ,l left (...Read full memory)

Can anyone recall the name of the scrap metal (or possibly coal, or both) merchant sited between Wooburn Green Railway Station and The Green? I think it was Slade but I can`t recall the first name or initials. I am trying to recreate this area for my N gauge model railway! Trevor Collins

My mother, Vera Brown, was born in Wooburn Green and lived at 135 Boundary Road until she came to America to marry my father after WWII. (My father was based in High Wycombe during the war.) As my gran and aunts never left the Wooburn area, my sisters and I spent many wonderful summers there. In (...Read full memory)

Does anyone have any info about this pub? It appears in my family tree, and my family were living in it in 1911, they are shown on the census for that year, but I can't find any contemporary reference to it. Any info or old photos would be welcome.

My grandparents lived in the cottage on the right of the photo. I was evacuated there at the begining of the Second World War. It was then called Rose Cottage. My father was also born in Wooburn Green. I can also remember my grandfather living next to the Red Lion pub.

My grandfather was GM of Glory Mill in the early 1900s. My father and his siblings were raised in a house located on the grounds. There were four brothers and all served in the British Army in WWI. The oldest (called Harry) died in 1917 near Theassalonica and is buried there. (...Read full memory)