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.
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