A NEW batch of over 300 pictures has recently been put on the SWOP website which contains many taken by photographer Ron Goodearl as he travelled around the South Buckinghamshire countryside.

I can only show five of them to you today, but to see them all go to the website on www.swop.org.uk.

Top: Looking northeast from near Lane End this view is across the valley to the distant church of St Lawrence on the hill above the beautiful countryside of Bucks in the past Send your pictures to deweymiked@aol.com village of West Wycombe, c.1946

Centre left: For Wycombe folk, a visit to West Wycombe Hill was a must every summer, where you could buy yourselves refreshments such as ice cream and sit on the grass to enjoy the view, April 1955.

Centre right: Here we see a hay-making scene, with four men and a boy standing on top of a hay cart in a field near Turville, 1920’s.

Left: As well as admiring the scenery, the countryside is there to be enjoyed in other ways, such as grass-sledging, which was a popular summer pastime on the hill in West Wycombe.

If you did not own a sledge, the back of a wooden chair (including the two rear legs) was more than an adequate replacement, in April 1955.

Above: This is a view of neat rows of corn stooks in a recently harvested field on the West Wycombe Estate, late 1940s