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Home town postcards.

p.risboy

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I have just recieved a book, which I had purchased off an internet shop whose name begins with 'A'.
I put Princes Risborough, Bucks, in the search box, and up popped a book called "Princes Risborough- In Old Picture Postcards."
It contains approximately 80 picture postcards, with descriptions, of views of my home town.
They range from 1870-1920, and it has made me realise how much the town hasn't changed. The views are put in order of approach from the north of the town, and through it towards the south.
There are also some very old aerial shots and it beats me how they got them.
I recognise some of the names in the photo's from searching the various census entries whilst looking for rellies.
The Goodchilds.- Family of farmers.
Adcock & Sons, Grocers.
The Lion Steam Brewery- Where my Grandfather worked as a drayman.
Dr.Francis Cooper, the father of my family doctor, at the Cross Keys Surgery.
Herbert Hickman Carriers - Who's son my father worked for as a lorry driver.
Jacobs Garage and Bicycle repairs.-Where I bought parts for my bike.
The Workhouse of the Wycombe Poor Law Union.- Which stood in 11 acres of garden and serviced an area of 147 sqr. miles.
Eggletons Bakery.- Which eventually closed in 1966.

Most of these families have and have been living here for centuries. Most of the shops and businesses have been going for 100-200 years.
I mentioned in an earlier post somewhere, The Town farm, in the care of the Woods family. Rupert, John and another brother and sister, whose names I can't remember. There is a quote in this little book which says ".....who bring in the cows for milking regardless of 'the roar of the traffic' !!"
I will treasure this little book.

Steve.:) :)
 

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What a lucky find Steve! I must try that myself.

You're lucky in England to have some lovely places that seem to present stability and predictability over the centuries. That's why I love coming home, it gives me a sense of timelessness and peace, in a world that is spinning off its axis most of the time!

Wishing you and your wife a really Happy Easter! :)
 

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What a lucky find Steve! I must try that myself.

You're lucky in England to have some lovely places that seem to present stability and predictability over the centuries. That's why I love coming home, it gives me a sense of timelessness and peace, in a world that is spinning off its axis most of the time!

Wishing you and your wife a really Happy Easter! :)
And a Jolly happy easter to you and yours also. I've got my chocolate eggs lined up, will have to put my dogs outside before I start munching.>:D :)

Steve.:)
 

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:) Nice book!!!enjoy
watch the dogs they can be sneaky my wife lost a big choc egg. found paper and all dogs said it was not them>:D
Hi Friends,

It' nice to see how our towns used to be, The town of Wrexham has changed in many parts beyond recognition, Our lovely old market hall has gone replaced by bulding without charictor, mowwe are losing our beautiful old cinima now a pile of rubble to be replaced by new shops, many of our town centre shops stand empty and deserted, our old Woolworths, Marks and Spencers, Boots is soon to move, They are all movingto ew out of town developments doted around the edge of the town, no thought at all for the elderly or relient on public transport. I hate what they have done to Wrexham, It will soon be a ghost town in the town centre with a few lonely old buildings like the thatched Horse and Jockey pub which was nearly lost in a fire a few years ago, even that is spoilt by its new neighbour a mainly glass constructed shop, once occupied but now deserted.

DON'T FORGET CHOCOLATE IS POISON TO DOGS, AS ARE RAISENS AND GRAPES,

HAVE A HAPPY EASTER ALL.

Gwen :)
 

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Hi Steve

Yes I love it when an ancestral town is pictured in old photographs and postcards. It really brings the area to life.

Ben
 

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