Mr George Baker, Wooburn Green - a Memory of Wooburn Green.

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 Freemason, President of the Workingmen's Club and President of the Football Club. Each year he took his workers and family to Ascot for the Royal Hunt Cup and gave the children sixpences to put on the race. There was a lovely article about him in a Buckinghamshire paper Past and Present. He lived with his family in Arch House now demolished and replaced by a new development - some reference to the family has been made by the inclusion of Bakers Orchard.

A memory shared by dmdundjer on Jan 26th, 2020. Send dmdundjer a message

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Wed Jun 17th 2020, at 12:51 pm
dmdundjer commented:
Thank you so much for your comment. I and my mother find it extremely upsetting that all trace of George Baker who was such an important character in Wooburn Green, seems to have disappeared. Indeed he owned the Blacksmith business which was sold to Mr Slade in 1956. George Baker did an awful lot for the people of the village and it is sad that there are no memories published.
Thank you again.
Tue Mar 10th 2020, at 3:25 pm
i.stepney commented:
My grandfather also worked at G,H,Bakers untill his death in 1952 his name was Harry Joseph Stevens the son of George Stevens well known in the district as a blacksmith and was born above the old blacksmiths shop at Wooburn.

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