Mike Dewey

Nostalgia volunteer

Raiding the archives for the best nostalgia content across Buckinghamshire

Raiding the archives for the best nostalgia content across Buckinghamshire

Latest articles from Mike Dewey

High Wycombe's banks past and present

On the main Nostalgia page we have described the history of the 18C building which is No.1 Corn Market, that for 100 years has been the home of an international bank, first the Midland Bank, and more recently HSBC.

Fantastic mural depicts the history of Penn & Tylers Green

A WONDERFUL mural on a wall of the ‘Snug’ of the Red Lion pub in Penn depicts the history of Penn & Tylers Green (PTG), and much more. It is well worth a visit to the pub to see this, but of course you would be expected to partake of some of the refreshment which is available there!

Bucks Free Press Nostalgia: The Children’s Playground on the Rye

In the edition of the Bucks Free Press on December 8 reader Elizabeth Beckwith reflected on how the newspaper helped her to relive many happy memories of her childhood, and ‘relate these to my children, grandchildren and now great grandchildren’. She attended St Augustine’s school and specifically remembered being taken across the road after school one day to the children’s playground and the “huge slide, or ‘butterslide’ as we called it”.

Bucks Free Press Nostalgia - Can you help with these images?

The SWOP website www.swop.org.uk now contains nearly 45,000 images, which provide a unique insight into life in South Buckinghamshire from the late 1800s and how it has changed since then. When cataloguing the photos and building the website we have tried to describe the content of the images as accurately and fully as possible.

Nostalgia: A previously unknown stained glass window found in Wycombe

I AM not a user of social media, but I do follow a few of the regular Facebook pages such as ‘Street Life - Wycombe and its people through my eyes’, which is hosted by Mark Page. As many readers will know Mark is an award-winning photographer who was born and bred in High Wycombe. He is perhaps best known for his book ‘High Wycombe and its people through my eyes – A scrapbook of growing up in Wycombe’.