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Chesham stories

Find out about the history of Chesham from the people who have lived and worked here.

Industry stories

Boyhood in Chesham and Howard Brothers Woodware factory

biography of Joe Baker 

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Pretty & Ellis estate agents

John Ellis

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Shillaker's Handbag Factory

Edith Hailey

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Coopering at Chesham and Brackley Brewery in the 1950s

Barry WIlkins

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The Broad Family in Brush Making

biography of Alex Broad

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The factory

Kathleen Flory

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Townfield Yard in the 20s

Lawrence Lacey

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Shops

Shops in Chesham in the 1940s and 1950s

byBill Howard

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Shops and provisions

byKathleen Flory

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Schools

Townsend Road Junior School

by Pam Bayliss

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Education in the early 20th Century

by Alice Culverhouse

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Reggie Gray

a biography

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School days

by Harold Raymond (Ray) King

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Chesham Bois Church of England School

By Christopher Mulkern

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Whitehill school in the 1950s

by Jean Overby

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School memories

by Bill and Fred Reynolds

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A First for Whitehill County School for Girls

byGwyneth Bradley

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School days and early memories

by Kathleen Flory

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Whitehill Girls in the 1950s

by Jenny (Jennifer) Gurnett (nee Parker)

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White Hill infants in the 1920s

Ron Mayne

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Waterside Infants School

by Christopher Mulkern

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My life until I left school

by Maurice Payne

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Memories

 Growing up in Pednor in the 1940s

Pauline Bates

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History of George Bayliss

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Childhood days

Hilda Brown

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Memories

Effie Collins

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One hundred years in Chesham

Hilda Flello

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Chesham Vale in the twenties and thirties

Daisy Hunt

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Earning pocket money in the 1930s

Ron Mayne

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A Chesham childhood in the 1930s

Richard Prior

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Early memories

Lola Richards

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 A childhood in Waterside in the 1940s

Pam Bayliss

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Family history

Federick and Jane Birch

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Happy days in Chesham

Mrs Checkley

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Childhood homes in Bellingdon

Alice Culverhouse

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Growing up in the park

Reggie Gray

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My memories

Daisy Hunt

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Childhood in Bois Moor Road

Christopher Mulkern

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Memories of Chesham in the 1930s and 1940s

John Reeve

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War time 

Education and the Salvation Army

Kath Dolling

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Memories of World War 2

Maurice Sabatini

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Memories of a wartime child

Bill Howard

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