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High Wycombe Revisited

Images of England

By (author) Colin J. Seabright
Genres: Local history
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Sep 2005
Dimensions: w 158mm h 231mm d 15mm
Weight: 320g
ISBN-10: 0752436783
ISBN-13: 9780752436784
Barcode No: 9780752436784
This absorbing collection of images offers a nostalgic glimpse into the history of High Wycombe during the last century. Situated between the Chiltern Hills, High Wycombe's early prosperity was based on its watermills and the market which served a large surrounding area. Later, furniture making grew into a major local industry employing over a quarter of the town's population in the late Victorian era. Alongside recollections of the area's industrial heritage tie volume also recalls aspects of everyday life, from schools and churches, shops and public houses, to leisure pursuits and celebrations - including King George V's coronation celebrations in 1911. Illustrated with over 190 pictures High Wycombe Revisited recalls life in the town during the first half of the twentieth century, when much of the old town still remained.

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