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Absolutely loving seeing all the old postcards, thanks Watsy, I hope you have lots more.
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Thanks for the feedback, I've plenty more to post, then I move onto the memorabilia, though not as much of that and some of which I posted a long time ago. Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Henry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2017 at 5:44pm
Thanks for posting, Great Pictures.
I like the Steam Roller outside the Greyhound in the picture with the horse in the water (3rd picture on 3rd page)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ArtB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2017 at 8:26pm
I'm struggling with your "Greyhound, but from the 'roundabout' side," It must be post 1905 as that is when the AA was formed I think. The motorcycle looks somewhat later and there doesn't appear to be the wooden fence between the ford and the road. That makes me think 19320's/30's. But! I have a picture in my mind which must have been very late 1940's/very early 50's with a raised footway past Howard Roberts with the ford on the left with a handrail, but the scene through the Greyhounds arch looks later.... hey ho, the mists of time.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ArtB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2017 at 8:30pm
Whilst on the Greyhound what was the shop in the roadside leg of the arch. I never recall going in there but a small general store or sweet shop nags away at the memory.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ArtB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2017 at 2:37pm
The 1935 one.. I'd go for an early morning picture across the Misbourne Valley taken from somewhere between Gravel Hill & Water Hall from the Amersham Road.... could be wrong of course.

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The aerial view. Ok challenge accepted. Best guess has to be around 1931 I think. Why?

The Greyhound still has the full brick chimney therefore post 1900 ish if some of the other pictures are about correct and, the school doesn't have any air-raid shelters so probably pre 1940. The Market Place is also full built by the look of it and the 1925 O/S map I have only shows it half completed.

Aerial photography was probably post 1st World War and didn't really take hold as an enterprise 'till 1920 onwards and EDIT: the photo is virtually identical to the 1931 picture I found.....

Edit.. firther investigation..  WOW!!!! have a look at these: http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/en/search?keywords=chalfont&country=global&year=all

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Hi, Art, I'm surprised you did know of this link before. Oh, and the picture is dated 1931 in your link.

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Re, the latest picture where you mention the bike shop. I think this is later than 1955. I'm sure the shop on the corner next to bike shop. Was still the co-op until the 60's. It looks to me as if it's shut down in the picture.

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I remember Mr Clements who was the manager of Stowells off-licence, they had two children, Leo and Veronica. I remember Leo and myself served one Saturday at the 8am Mass at the church (we all had to learn the Latin), and he gave me a lift back on the cross-bar of his bike - I can still recall hurtling down Gold Hill common road on the cross-bar, (no helmets in those days!), absolutely terrified! Mr Clements played the organ at St Joseph's church and he would give a generous discount for the soft drinks & crisps that we bought for the Youth Club in the portakabin at St Joseph's school.

During the '60's there George Newman had a bakery across from the Greyhound.

The Co-Op on the corner was run by Mr Allnutt and Giles Stacey as I recall - the days when the Co-Op paid a 'divi', staff were dressed in white coats and provided personal service.

Up from the Co-Op was an ice-cream parlour/milk bar.  



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