High Wycombe History: Old Photos & Film

High Wycombe used to be famous for its chair-making industry. Today it’s home to 125,000 people thanks to its beautiful Georgian buildings and sprawling estates a mere 35 miles from London.

Thanks to S. Hermann & F. Richter for use of the image shown at the top of this page.

High Wycombe Through The Ages

Old Photos 

The arrow starts the YouTube short film

Uploaded to YouTube on 14 Oct 2013 by Jason Blackman.

“I spend a lot of time making these small films from when the days were a lot different. most of the photos are from old books or old postcards. I love doing this to show you how life was way back then. Some people can not buy books or find things to do with local history so this is why I have done this for all of you.”

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  • Page 1  Old Photos 
  • Page 2  Film Assignment For Buckinghamshire New University (2016)
  • Page 3  Water Rationing (1934)
  • Page 4  Weighing In The Mayor (1935)
  • Page 5  Weighing In The Mayor (1938)
  • Page 6  CODE-NAMED “PINETREE”, 8th HEADQUATERS, WW 2 (1944/45)
  • Page 7  Weighing The New Mayor Of High Wycombe (1946)
  • Page 8  British Trade Unions (1950’s)
  • Page 9  Seniors Coach Trip From High Wycombe (1950s)
  • Page 10  Walk to the View of High Wycombe (1950s)
  • Page 11  John Betjeman’s Buckinghamshire (1955)
  • Page 12  ANARCHY IN THE SQUARE
  • Page 13  C.N.D.. U.S. BASE, HIGH WYCOMBE.
  • Page 14  High Wycombe Railway Station (1962)
  • Page 15  Meet The Shakespeares (1964)
  • Page 16  Yanks Visit Old People (1964)
  • Page 17  Hospital to Hotel (1966)
  • Page 18  M40 Arrives at Flackwell Heath High Wycombe (1969)
  • Page 19  High Wycombe (1970’s)
  • Page 20  High Wycombe Field Trip (Mid 1970s)
  • Page 21  Gordon Arms Pub (1970’s)
  • Page 22  Triumph Stag in High Wycombe (1970s)
  • Page 23  Queen’s Jubilee Street Procession (1977)
  • Page 24  Howard Jones – High Wycombe Intro (1983)
  • Page 25  The Changing Wycombe (1990)
  • Page 26  The History of Wycombe Wanderers (1990)
  • Page 27  High Wycombe Town (1992)
  • Page 28  13 Year Old Boys Semifinal, EBA BMX National (1992)
  • Page 29  Local Buses (1994)
  • Page 30  Local Buses (1996)

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