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Chesham Street by Street

Bellingdon Road and Hivings Hill

The Croft, Bellingdon Road, Chesham.

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The Croft, Bellingdon Road, Chesham. Photograph courtesy of Mavis Smith.

Postcard of Hivings Hill, Chesham.

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Postcard of Hivings Hill, Chesham. Reproduced courtesy of Pam Bayliss.

Bellingdon Road between Wesley Hill and Lowndes Avenue, c. 1900

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Bellingdon Road between Wesley Hill and Lowndes Avenue, c. 1900. Photograph courtesy of Peter Hawkes and Ray Easy.

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"Woodview", Hivings Hill, Chesham. House of William George Howard. The upper storey was removed in the early 20th century to convert it to a bungalow. The gateway leads to the house of H. How of the How Dairies family. Photograph courtesy of Bill Howard.

Blucher Street and Park Road

Strawberry Cottages at the bottom of Chartridge Lane.

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Strawberry Cottages at the bottom of Chartridge Lane. About 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

Workers in the 'Co-op slaughter yard

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Workers in the 'Co-op slaughter yard behind the Blue Ball public house in Blucher Street. About 1900. Photograph courtesy of Ray East and Peter Hawkes.

Broad Street and Newtown

Broad Street with cottage in centre.

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Broad Street with cottage in centre. 1880/1890. Photograph courtesy of Mavis Smith.

72 Broad Street (now Cooks Funeral Services)

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72 Broad Street (now Cooks Funeral Services). Photograph courtesy of Jean Sabatini.

Broad Street, Chesham, 1961

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Broad Street, Chesham, 1961. Photograph courtesy of Hilary Povey.

Broad Street, Chesham, 1960

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Broad Street, Chesham, 1960. Photograph courtesy of Hilary Povey

Broad Street, Chesham, 1961

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Broad Street, Chesham, 1961. Photograph courtesy of Hilary Povey

Stevens cycle shop, 6 Broad Street,

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Stevens cycle shop, 6 Broad Street, Chesham with coronation display in window, 1937. Photograph courtesy of Hilary Povey.

Broad Numbers 2,4 (Chesham Dairies), 6 (Stevens cycle shop) and 8 (Tunaley television and radio shop) Broad Street

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Broad Numbers 2,4 (Chesham Dairies), 6 (Stevens cycle shop) and 8 (Tunaley television and radio shop) Broad Street, Chesham, 1950s/1960s. Photograph courtesy of Hilary Povey.

Stevens cycle shop, 6 Broad Street,

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Stevens cycle shop, 6 Broad Street, Chesham with special "Spot something unusual in display", Chamber of Trade window, 1950s/1960s. Photograph courtesy of Hilary Povey.

Back garden of Stevens cycle shop, 6 Broad Street,

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Back garden of Stevens cycle shop, 6 Broad Street, Chesham. Webb and Jarrett's factory is in the background on the right. East's/Saunders yard chimney is centre in the background. Photograph courtesy of Hilary Povey.

Postcard of Broad Street, Chesham.

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Postcard of Broad Street, Chesham. Early 20th century. Photograph courtesy of Daphne Newton.

Group of children and adults standing in flooded road outside the Nashleigh Arms,

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Group of children and adults standing in flooded road outside the Nashleigh Arms, Chesham. Hackney carriage with sign 'Estd 1875' outside. 'W. Butts Chesham', written on mount. Probably taken late 1890s or early 1900s. Photograph courtesy of Sue Rogers.

Postcard of a view of Newtown,

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Postcard of a view of Newtown, Chesham, 1908. Photograph courtesy of Bill Howard.

Church Street

The Old Sun lodging house, Church Street

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The Old Sun lodging house, Church Street, Chesham, 1888 (ref. Birtch, C. The Book of Chesham 1997: Baron). Postcard donated by Mavis Smith.

Market Square looking up Church Street

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Market Square looking up Church Street, Chesham, around 1989. Photograph courtesy of Hannah Roberts.

Market Square looking up Church Street

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Market Square looking up Church Street, Chesham, 1988. Photograph courtesy of Hannah Roberts.

The White Owl café in Church Street

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The White Owl café in Church Street, Chesham, about 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

Cottage in a courtyard off Church Street

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Cottage in a courtyard off Church Street. About 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

Ebeneezer Cottages in Church Street.

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Ebeneezer Cottages in Church Street. About 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

Postcard of Church Street

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Postcard of Church Street, Chesham, 1904. Donated by Anne Marshall.

Market Square looking up Church Stree

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Market Square looking up Church Street, Chesham, 1991. Photograph courtesy of Hannah Roberts.

Sydney Law's TV and radio repair premises in Church Street

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Sydney Law's TV and radio repair premises in Church Street, Chesham, about 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

House in Church Street; note the drop down shutter

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House in Church Street; note the drop down shutters. About 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

Sixpenny Cottages off Bury Lane. About 1978

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Sixpenny Cottages off Bury Lane. About 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

Sixpenny Cottages off Bury Lane. About 197

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Sixpenny Cottages off Bury Lane. About 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

East Street and The Backs

Waitrose supermarket and car park, East Street,

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Waitrose supermarket and car park, East Street, Chesham, under construction in 1989. Photograph courtesy of Hannah Roberts.

Waitrose supermarket and car park, East Street, Chesham

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Waitrose supermarket and car park, East Street, Chesham, under construction in 1989. Photograph courtesy of Hannah Roberts.

Waitrose supermarket and car park, East Street, Chesham

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Waitrose supermarket and car park, East Street, Chesham, under construction in 1989. Photograph courtesy of Hannah Roberts.

East Street, Chesham, 1972. Photograph courtesy of Hilary Povey

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East Street, Chesham, 1972. Photograph courtesy of Hilary Povey

Germain Street and Water Lane

Postcard of Water Lane, Chesham.

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Postcard of Water Lane, Chesham.

Wright's lorry ('first lorry in Chesham', Mrs MacDonnell) at the side of Wright's shop

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Wright's lorry ('first lorry in Chesham', Mrs MacDonnell) at the side of Wright's shop, 1 Germain Street, Chesham. Photograph loaned by Mrs A. MacDonnell.

Water Lane, Chesham.

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Water Lane, Chesham. Photograph courtesy of Hannah Roberts.

Water Lane, Chesham.

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Water Lane, Chesham. Photograph courtesy of Hannah Roberts.

The Kings Arms at the junction of King Street and Germain Street.

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The Kings Arms at the junction of King Street and Germain Street. About 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

The Town Bridge, Germain Street

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The Town Bridge, Germain Street, Chesham. Postcard donated by Bill Howard.

Wright's lorry ('first lorry in Chesham' Mrs MacDonnell), loading sacks at the back of Wright's shop, 1 Germain Street, Chesham

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Wright's lorry ('first lorry in Chesham' Mrs MacDonnell), loading sacks at the back of Wright's shop, 1 Germain Street, Chesham. Photograph loaned by Mrs A. MacDonnell.

52 Germain Street, Chesham, showing Mr C.W. Plummer in his cart outside his bakery

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52 Germain Street, Chesham, showing Mr C.W. Plummer in his cart outside his bakery. Circa 1905. Framed print courtesy of John Rabagliati.

Town Bridge Confectioners in Germain Street

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Town Bridge Confectioners in Germain Street on the corner of Water Meadow. About 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

The Meades in Germain Street.

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The Meades in Germain Street. About 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

Albert Wright and staff outside Wrights shop

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Albert Wright and staff outside Wrights shop at 1 Germain Street, Chesham. Photograph courtesy of Grace Glenister.

Germain Street after a fire.

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Germain Street after a fire. Courtesy of Ray East and Peter Hawkes

High Street and Broadway

Crowd outside The Chiltern Wireless Depot,

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Crowd outside The Chiltern Wireless Depot, High Street, Chesham. About 1926. Photograph courtesy of Mavis Smith.

Two horse buses, going to Berkhampstead railway station

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Two horse buses, going to Berkhampstead railway station, outside the George Hotel. Taken before Chesham railway station opened in 1889. Photograph courtesy of Mavis Smith.

 G & H Abbott greengrocer, Chesham

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 G & H Abbott greengrocer, Chesham. Photograph courtesy of Mavis Smith.

Chesham Broadway before Brandons was built

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Chesham Broadway before Brandons was built. Photograph courtesy of Mavis Smith.

An early photograph of The Broadway,

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An early photograph of The Broadway, Chesham. Photograph courtesy of Mavis Smith.

The Broadway, Chesham, 1950s or early 1960s.

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The Broadway, Chesham, 1950s or early 1960s. The War Memorial is on the left. Photograph courtesy of Mavis Smith.

Crowd outside The Chiltern Wireless Depot

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Crowd outside The Chiltern Wireless Depot, High Street, Chesham. About 1927. Photograph courtesy of Mavis Smith.

The Wagon and Horses public house, High Street

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The Wagon and Horses public house, High Street, Chesham, 1888 (ref. Birch, C. 'The Book of Chesham', 1997, Baron). Photograph courtesy of Mavis Smith

Chesham Broadway, looking down the High Street

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Chesham Broadway, looking down the High Street. Before about 1889. Photograph courtesy of Mavis Smith.

Blucher Street (originally known as Bridge Street)

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Blucher Street (originally known as Bridge Street) taken from the Broadway, in the 1880s (ref. Hunt, J., Chesham, a Pictorial History, 1997, Phillimore). Photograph courtesy of Mavis Smith.

High Street, Chesham, looking toward the Broadway

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High Street, Chesham, looking toward the Broadway, 1920s. Photograph courtesy of Mavis Smith.

The Broadway, Chesham.

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The Broadway, Chesham. Photograph courtesy of Mavis Smith.

Market Square

The Old Town Hall, Market Square, Chesham, 1890

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The Old Town Hall, Market Square, Chesham, 1890 (ref. Birch, C., The Book of Chesham, 1997, Baron). Photograph courtesy of Mavis Smith.

Archers butcher's shop, Market Square, Chesham

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Archers butcher's shop, Market Square, Chesham, around 1989. Photograph courtesy of Hannah Roberts.

Chequers Yard entrance from Market Square

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Chequers Yard entrance from Market Square, showing the butcher's shop demolished to make was for St Mary's Way. About 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

Market Square from 'Paint and Paper'.

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Market Square from 'Paint and Paper'. About 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

Market Square, Chesham

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Market Square, Chesham - Gomm's butchers and Market Hall flags. Around 1945. Photograph donated by Sue Rogers.

Chesham Building Society, Market Square, Chesham

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Chesham Building Society, Market Square, Chesham, around 1989. Photograph courtesy of Mavis Smith.

Postcard of Market Square, Chesham,

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Postcard of Market Square, Chesham, around 1915. Photograph courtesy of Norman Baines.

Market Square from 'Chameleon'. About 1978

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Market Square from 'Chameleon'. About 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

Market Square from 'Brazils'

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Market Square from 'Brazils'. About 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

Market Square, Chesham 1909

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Market Square, Chesham, 1909 postmark. Postcard donated by Bill Howard.

Red Lion and Townfield

Red Lion Street, Chesdale Stores/Robinsons.

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Red Lion Street, Chesdale Stores/Robinsons. Postcard loaned by Colin Seabright.

Red Lion Street.

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Red Lion Street. Postcard loaned by Colin Seabright.

The Punch Bowl public house, corner of Red Lion Street and Punch Bowl Lane

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The Punch Bowl public house, corner of Red Lion Street and Punch Bowl Lane, Chesham, 1888 (ref. Hunt, J., 'Chesham a Pictorial History', 1997, Phillimore). Photograph courtesy of Mavis Smith.

Postcard of Amersham Road

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Postcard of Amersham Road, Chesham, early 1900s. Donated by Gwyneth Bradley.

The Nag's Head, Chesham

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The Nag's Head, Chesham, 1920s or 1930s. Photograph courtesy of Peter Hawkes.

Pram race, Red Lion Street

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Pram race, Red Lion Street, Chesham. March 1973. Photograph courtesy of Hilary Povey.

'The Step's, Townfield Yard

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'The Step's', Townfield Yard, Chesham. Photograph courtesy of Norman Baines.

Red Lion Street, Red Lion extreme right, Reading shop left

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Red Lion Street, Red Lion extreme right, Reading shop left. Postcard loaned by Colin Seabright.

Red Lion Street

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Red Lion Street. Postcard loaned by Colin Seabright.

Red Lion Street, Chesham,

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Red Lion Street, Chesham, 1920s or 1930s. Photograph courtesy of Peter Hawkes.

Jacob's Ladder, Townfield

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Jacob's Ladder, Townfield, Chesham. Photograph courtesy of Grace Glenister.

Mad Hatter's tea shop and Bulldog News, Red Lion Street

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Mad Hatter's tea shop and Bulldog News, Red Lion Street, Chesham. Photograph courtesy of Grace Glenister.

Waterside and The Moor

Postcard of Waterside, Chesham, about 1885.

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Postcard of Waterside, Chesham, about 1885. Donated by Peter Hawkes.

Alfred Burt and others in a car outside the New Inn,

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Alfred Burt and others in a car outside the New Inn, Waterside, Chesham. Around 1916. Photograph courtesy of Daphne Newton.

Waterside, Chesham. Postcard

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Waterside, Chesham. Postcard donated by Bill Howard.

Waterside, Chesham. 'Panorama Souvenir'Card,

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Waterside, Chesham. 'Panorama Souvenir'Card, around 1930. Donated by Sue Rogers.

Postcard of a painting of Lords Mill, Waterside, Chesham.

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Postcard of a painting of Lords Mill, Waterside, Chesham. Postmarked 1907. Postcard donated by Bill Howard.

The Island, Waterside, Chesham

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The Island, Waterside, Chesham. Postcard donated by Bill Howard.

Wey Lane and Missenden Road

Cottage in Wey Lane. About 1978

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Cottage in Wey Lane. About 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

Queens Head at the junction of Wey Lane and Missenden Road

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Queens Head at the junction of Wey Lane and Missenden Road. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

The junction of Missenden Road and Pednor Mead End.

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The junction of Missenden Road and Pednor Mead End. About 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

Missenden Road Cottages, now demolished.

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Missenden Road Cottages, now demolished. Postcard loaned by Colin Seabright.

Cottages in Wey Lane

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Cottages in Wey Lane. The entrance to Wey Lane Garage is just shown on the right hand side. About 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

Missenden Road, from Pednor Road.

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 Missenden Road, from Pednor Road. About 1978. Photograph courtesy of Barry Ainsworth.

Missenden Road, looking from Church Street, circa 1900

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Missenden Road, looking from Church Street, circa 1900. Courtesy of Ray East and Peter Hawkes.

Unknown shops and streets

Unknown shop, possibly 'W. Child', Chesham.

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William Child outside the shoe shop/ store run by himself and his wife Jane, nee Warrell. Probably 87 High St, c.1885-1905

Ice cream cart outside Glenister's shop, Chesham.

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Ice cream cart outside Glenister's shop, Chesham. Courtesy of Ray East and Peter Hawkes.

Children in a Chesham street, circa 1880.

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Children in a Chesham street, circa 1880. Courtesy of Ray East and Peter Hawkes.

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