This unique DVD combines old photos, cine film, up-to-date footage, and stories from the archives of the Bucks Free Press to present a fascinating look back at bygone Wycombe.
Covering the period from the 1830s to the 1950s, it shows the dramatic changes that took place in Wycombe during that time and recalls significant events in the town’s past such as, the coming of the railway, the growth of the chair-making industry, and the impact of two world wars.
It also provides glimpses of many aspects of everyday life in old Wycombe, including the days when stagecoaches rattled along High Street, the appalling conditions in the town’s slums, the controversy surrounding the Wycombe Hiring Fair, and the chaotic scenes that often surrounded the cattle market.
We also discover why naked bathing in the Dyke was banned, why cows once wandered unattended through the town centre, what happened when a man sold his wife in Wycombe market, and why Wycombe weighs its mayor in public.
The DVD is produced exclusively for the Bucks Free Press. It is narrated by award winning actor, Howard Ellison. The running time is approximately 50 minutes.
Buy ‘High Wycombe The Way We Were’ and get a free DVD - ‘The Way We Were in the 1950s’.
With archive film and newsreel this DVD looks back at life in 1950s Britain.
To order by post, fill in the order form which you can print out here: Order Form.pdf and send it with your cheque to the Bucks Free Press, Loudwater Mill, Station Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP10 9TY adding £1.30 for copies not collected in person.
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