Share your memories of Wycombe Society as it prepares for anniversary

Bucks Free Press: Share your memories of Wycombe Society as it prepares for anniversary Share your memories of Wycombe Society as it prepares for anniversary

THE High Wycombe Society is appealing for residents and ex-members to share their stores about the society’s early campaigns ahead of its 50 year anniversary.

It was launched as The Rye Protection Society in 1964 in response to plans to build an inner by-pass through the town centre and across a corner of The Rye.

Residents were furious and desperate to protect Wycombe’s premier green space from development – and the society won its battle in 1965.

Campaigners didn’t want the head of steam they had built up to dissipate and so the High Wycombe Society was formed with wider aims to protect the town, its landscape and its heritage.

With the golden anniversary of the formation of the society fast approaching, it wants to get back in touch with former members and residents to help it celebrate 50 years in the town.

Email secretary@highwycombesociety.org.uk with your memories or stories – you can also email the BFP via bfpnews@london.newsquest.co.uk

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1:04pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Lawrence Linehan says...

The HWS Secretary may already be aware of this but there was a booklet published by Olive, the widow of Jack Scruton, in which members recounted their memories of Jack, a founder member of the Society, and their experiences with him in the Society. I have a copy still somewhere at home - this would be a good source of information.

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The HWS Secretary may already be aware of this but there was a booklet published by Olive, the widow of Jack Scruton, in which members recounted their memories of Jack, a founder member of the Society, and their experiences with him in the Society. I have a copy still somewhere at home - this would be a good source of information. lawrencelinehan@hotm ail.com Lawrence Linehan

8:50pm Thu 12 Dec 13

jackiekay says...

Lawrence Linehan wrote:
The HWS Secretary may already be aware of this but there was a booklet published by Olive, the widow of Jack Scruton, in which members recounted their memories of Jack, a founder member of the Society, and their experiences with him in the Society. I have a copy still somewhere at home - this would be a good source of information.

lawrencelinehan@hotm

ail.com
Thanks for that, Lawrence. Yes, a number of members of the HWS have kept their copies of that booklet. Jack Scruton, from all accounts, was a very charismatic leader. I wish I had met him.
[quote][p][bold]Lawrence Linehan[/bold] wrote: The HWS Secretary may already be aware of this but there was a booklet published by Olive, the widow of Jack Scruton, in which members recounted their memories of Jack, a founder member of the Society, and their experiences with him in the Society. I have a copy still somewhere at home - this would be a good source of information. lawrencelinehan@hotm ail.com[/p][/quote]Thanks for that, Lawrence. Yes, a number of members of the HWS have kept their copies of that booklet. Jack Scruton, from all accounts, was a very charismatic leader. I wish I had met him. jackiekay

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