Yahoo Answers is being shut down forever on May 4 – so, for the sake of posterity, we decided to answer some of the questions about Buckinghamshire, and especially High Wycombe, that people have asked over the years.

Starting with an easy one:


Bucks Free Press:

No, it’s in Buckinghamshire. Easily accessible by train to and from London though. Next!


Bucks Free Press:

In South Bucks, we are lucky to be surrounded by beautiful green spaces, including parks, where, along with sunbathing, people can have picnics, go for walks, meet family and friends and much more.

Parks and green spaces include The Rye, Hughenden Park, Kingsmead Recreation Ground, Desborough Park, Wooburn Park, Totteridge Recreation Ground, Higginson Park, Riley Park, Gossmore Rec, Redpitch Park, Holtspur Recreation Ground and many more.


Bucks Free Press:

We certainly think so. There is plenty to see and do, contrary to popular belief. Plus, the schools here are some of the best in the country and we have the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty right at our doorstep. As with anywhere, parts of the town are a bit shaky but overall, it is a nice place to live (in our opinion).


Bucks Free Press:

There is plenty to do (when restrictions allow). High Wycombe has one of the few open air swimming pools in the UK, the Wycombe Rye Lido, as well as a number of beautiful parks, cinemas, a Hollywood Bowl, Rollermania, soft play areas, a trampoline park, a fairly new leisure centre, the Wycombe Swan theatre, Hellfire Caves, Wycombe Wanderers games at Adams Park and, in nearby Wooburn, Odds Farm Park.

It has a number of National Trust places to visit, such as Hughenden Manor and the West Wycombe Estate, and if you’re into museums, there’s also Wycombe Museum and the Chiltern Open Air Museum in nearby Chalfont St Peter.

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is also not too far, in Great Missenden.


Bucks Free Press:

We’re biased towards Bucks so we’re going to say Surrey. Although we’re sure Surrey is a lovely area to live.


Bucks Free Press:

Zoopla estimates the current average value of a property in High Wycombe to be £422,642, with the average price paid in the last 12 months coming in at £449,197 and 161 properties sold in the town in the past 12 months.

Of course, different types of properties have different averages – for example, the current average value of flats has been estimated at £252,585, while semi-detached houses came in at £450,895. The number of bedrooms has not been specified by Zoopla.


Bucks Free Press:

It’s safe to say we’re staying out of this one.

Jokes aside, commuters in High Wycombe were told via a banner that shows of affection were still allowed at the station in 2009, after Warrington station in Cheshire outlawed kissing near the taxi ranks when couples bidding each other an emotional farewell started to hold up cabs.

At the time, Chiltern Railways went one step further and also held a competition to find the most romantic station-themed photograph.