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Topic: Names from the Past ....
Posted By: Rich Kid
Subject: Names from the Past ....
Date Posted: 07 September 2013 at 6:35pm
I was talking with an "old local" recently and we tried to remember the names of as many of the old CSP shops that we could, including:

Taylor & Lane - Butchers
Robertsons - Butchers (Derek ?)
Harry Flowers - Grocers
Lippiatts - Greengrocers
Darvills (then Paddy's) - Barbers
Mr Milly - Cycles/Repairs
Co-Op - Grocers (Giles Tripp, Mr Allnutt)
Stowells (then Threshers) - Manager: Bob Clements (also the organist at St Joseph's Church)
Ice Cream Parlour
John Benn - Newsagents
Dennis - Watch Repairer
Willoughby's - Shoe Shop
Tellings - Ironmongers (Victor Telling)
George Newman - Bakers
Reddings - Woolshop
Guests - Tobacconists
Claydons - Greengrocers (when it was owned by Dick Claydon)
Andersons - First self-service supermarket in CSP
Botts - Fishmongers (Manager: Eric Stone)
Beesons - Ironmongers (Lower Road)
Andrews - Menswear (when it was in Lower Road)
Picture House - Cinema (Mr Westcott)
Sweets - Chemist
Colins - Fish 'n' Chips (Mr Pigden, taken over by his son)
 


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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 07 September 2013 at 8:17pm
Readers - haberdashery
Harris - pets & pet food




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Posted By: phisch21
Date Posted: 09 September 2013 at 10:31am
Oddbins

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Posted By: big baggles
Date Posted: 09 September 2013 at 11:55am
RUMBELOWS !

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Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 09 September 2013 at 12:23pm
Soft Shop.
Healas - fabulous sweet shop on lower road - spent all my pocket money there and stared at the goldfish for hours.


Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 09 September 2013 at 12:28pm
Originally posted by hissing sid hissing sid wrote:

Readers - haberdashery
Harris - pets & pet food




Pitchforth - chemist



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Hissing Sid

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Posted By: phisch21
Date Posted: 09 September 2013 at 2:02pm
El Boncena
Poachers
Tripti
Whalley's Budgens


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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 09 September 2013 at 2:22pm
Originally posted by hissing sid hissing sid wrote:

Originally posted by hissing sid hissing sid wrote:

Readers - haberdashery
Harris - pets & pet food




Pitchforth - chemist



Express dairy



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Hissing Sid

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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 09 September 2013 at 2:27pm
Originally posted by phisch21 phisch21 wrote:

El Boncena
Poachers
Tripti
Whalley's Budgens


A rather think the subject is from the 50's, from the time when the" Poaches" was the "Baker Arm" maybe back to the time of the "Kings Arms" or the "Carpinters Arms"



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Hissing Sid

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Posted By: phisch21
Date Posted: 09 September 2013 at 3:31pm
Chalfont Home Stores


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Posted By: Garry
Date Posted: 09 September 2013 at 4:49pm
I stand to be corrected but the Lower Road starts from Chiltern Hill towards Gerrards Cross, the High Street runs from the Waggon & Horses through to Chiltern Hill, and there was the Kings Arms and the Rose & Crown pubs more or less opposite each other, then as is today the Greyhound and The George, and the Carpenters Arms was approximately where HSBC is today (no eyesore of a precinct in those days) and of course Poachers was the Bakers Arms and then opposite as is today The White Hart, 7 pubs in the old High Street.
Andrews (Menswear) was The Mans Shop and was of course in the High Street.
Robertsons Butchers was run by Tom Robertson who still has a butchers in Little Chalfont to this day.
There was another butchers Allum & Glandfield next to Claydons (now Birrings) tucked back by where the Tile shop used to be.


Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 09 September 2013 at 8:31pm
Originally posted by phisch21 phisch21 wrote:

Chalfont Home Stores

That was where Andersons, the first self-service supermarket in CSP, was located, not in the current building but in an earlier building on the site.


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Posted By: ArtB
Date Posted: 09 September 2013 at 8:48pm
Brought the ordered list up-to-date after Sid's post a couple of posts further on.  

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Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 09 September 2013 at 11:28pm
Couple of names that have come to me:

Mr Andrews was the owner/manager of Andrews Menswear/The Mans Shop
Had a lovely daughter called Julie/Julia (?) who looked after me on my first day starting at St Joseph's
He lived in the last house on the right as you went past Water Hall towards CSG.

Colin's Fish Bar (as it was originally called), the son, Keith Pigden took it over from his father. The last I heard Keith and his wife were still living in CSP, in Eleanor Road I believe.

Paddy the Irish barber that took over Darvill's employed an Italian guy, (cannot remember his name) but he eventually opened an Italian resturant in the precinct.

Pitchforths the Chemist - there a middle-aged guy who worked in there who had a penchant for wearing make-up amd womens clothing - he was not the manager. His wife was a PE lecturer at Newland Park College


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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 10 September 2013 at 12:23am
Glenn's - grocery Store
Glebe store - grocery Store
Handy store - grocery store
Webs store - starters as green grocery, went to knick- knack store
Heaths store - grocery store
Wells.    - grocery Store
Eserer ( not sure of spelling ) newsagent
Jolly Farmer - public house
Francis & How - solicitor ( next to Dennis watch repair)





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Hissing Sid

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Posted By: ArtB
Date Posted: 10 September 2013 at 7:22am
Amended the list, now in a later post.

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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 10 September 2013 at 12:39pm
Ward & Medley - upholestery







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Hissing Sid

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Posted By: phisch21
Date Posted: 10 September 2013 at 2:10pm
What was the name of the Latino Food place that used to do hot dogs?


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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 10 September 2013 at 2:40pm
Donna Latino , maybe

http://www.chalfontstpeter.com/forum/the-george-reopening_topic5615_post109190.html?KW=Hot+dogs#109190







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Hissing Sid

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Posted By: Bucks Fizz
Date Posted: 11 September 2013 at 8:29am
Sadly, no-one seems to have mentioned the Chalfont Bookshop.


Posted By: phisch21
Date Posted: 11 September 2013 at 9:10am
I was going to but I got told off for naming anything that has closed since the 50s


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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 11 September 2013 at 12:35pm
Originally posted by phisch21 phisch21 wrote:

I was going to but I got told off for naming anything that has closed since the 50s


It was not my intension to offend you, however, if you look at the first list. They are all shops that were there in the 50's.
Thus my comment. But as the list grew, it did indeed start including dated shops.






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Hissing Sid

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Posted By: phisch21
Date Posted: 11 September 2013 at 3:16pm
none taken - we can now therefore add lemon grass and tabla to the list


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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 11 September 2013 at 3:25pm
I guess you can add what you like, why not add some stores from the Xmas fun night. I'm sure there one or two that won't be back?                




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Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 24 September 2013 at 10:34pm
Anyone remember John's Cafe along from where Tesco is now in Gravel Hill? I believe it was owned/run by John Phipps who used to have a small shop in The Phygtle, Chalfont Common.


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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 25 September 2013 at 12:00am
Originally posted by Rich Kid Rich Kid wrote:

Anyone remember John's Cafe along from where Tesco is now in Gravel Hill? I believe it was owned/run by John Phipps who used to have a small shop in The Phygtle, Chalfont Common.



Best bacon sandwiches and a cuppa around,

He also did a bit of sight clearing, landscaping, sold a few logs and kept a few cattle.




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Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 25 September 2013 at 10:38pm
Anyone remember the volunteer-staffed fire station along the Lower Road?


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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 26 September 2013 at 3:32am
yes, it was at the bottom of Chiltern Hill, if I remember correctly. There was also a siren on top of a pole right on the corner of the street

I think Mr, Birch. the caretaker at the school was a volunteer. he lived around half way between the "Bakers Arms" and Beesons.

  







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Posted By: big baggles
Date Posted: 27 September 2013 at 9:29pm
there was also aquasoft shop on the market place too, also threshers off licence used to be on the market place.. ( i think its where the funeral directors is now ) and what about the old car parts shop that is where the toy shop is now....

wow loads of businesses have come and gone....



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Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 28 September 2013 at 7:03pm
Does anyone remember the travel shop at the bottom of Market Place opposite Barclays? I think it was run by a mother and son.


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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 29 September 2013 at 2:49am
Was it "Farmers"

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Hissing Sid

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Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 30 September 2013 at 10:29am
I think you're right Sid, "Farmers" sounds familiar.

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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 30 September 2013 at 1:10pm
Who remembers "The Chalfont Fair" before. The school at st.Joseph's was built?




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Hissing Sid

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Posted By: Chilternman
Date Posted: 13 October 2013 at 5:55pm
I am sure that the first supermarket was Anthony Jackson's where the Chalfont Home Stores is now, am I right or wrong?


Posted By: oldchris
Date Posted: 14 October 2013 at 12:12am
Originally posted by Rich Kid Rich Kid wrote:

Anyone remember the volunteer-staffed fire station along the Lower Road?
I remember a guy called Collin was in this, must of been late 70's.


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Posted By: oldchris
Date Posted: 14 October 2013 at 12:18am
Anyone mention scotts tobacco shop,Glebe road, always good for under age cigs..lol


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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 14 October 2013 at 1:14am
Scotts store, Yes!

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Posted By: Butterfly
Date Posted: 17 October 2013 at 10:41am
Just been reading all the names of old shops that used to be in C st P. 
I now have to add my family's little grocery shop - GLYNN'S - that is now the Chinese takeaway on Gold Hill North. My great great grandfather built that shop and it started out as a tobacconists.
Also no one has mentioned the stationers shop - HOUSE'S.


Posted By: ArtB
Date Posted: 17 October 2013 at 6:49pm
I thought it about time I brought the list up-to-date from some of the input. I've added a few that came to mind as well: Cross Keys Cafe, Bestway's removals & Hussey's builders.
A sorted list brought up to date with a few additions..
Allum & Glandfield next to Claydons
Andersons - First self-service supermarket in CSP
Andrews - Menswear (when it was in Lower Road)
Andrews (Menswear) was The Mans Shop
Aquasoft
Beesons - Ironmongers (Lower Road)
Bestway's Removals
Botts - Fishmongers (Manager: Eric Stone)
Chalfont Book Store
Chalfont Driving School - Near Trillos
Chalfont Home Stores
Chalfont Radio Services - Domestic goods repair, in the days when toasters, irons etc were repaired!
Claydons - Greengrocers (when it was owned by Dick Claydon)
Colins - Fish 'n' Chips (Mr Pigden, taken over by his son)
Co-Op - Grocers (Giles Tripp, Mr Allnutt)
Cross Keys Cafe - Opposite Church Lane
Darvills (then Paddy's) - Barbers
Dennis - Watch Repairer
Donna Latino
El Boncena
Ezera's - Newsagent
Farmers - as a sweet shop (run by the parents)
Farmers - as a travel agent (run by the son who took over the premises)
Fire Station - Next to Lippiatts
Francis & How - solicitor ( next to Dennis watch repair)
Frank E Dell - Garage
Frank Reeves - Jewellers
Fuller's Car Hire - Lower Road
George Newman - Bakers
Glebe store - grocery Store
Glenn's - grocery Store (Could Glynn's have been meant?)
Glynn's - grocery Store
Graves - Greengrocers
Guests - Tobacconists
Handy store - grocery store
Harris - pets & pet food
Harry Flowers - Grocers
Healas - fabulous sweet shop on lower road - spent all my pocket money there and stared at the goldfish for hours.
Heelas - thought that was shoe repairs.
Heaths store - grocery store..
House's - Stationery
Howard Roberts - grocery store opposite the church
Hussey's - Builder
Ice Cream Parlour
Isles - Shoe repairs
John Benn - Newsagents
John's Cafe
Jolly Farmer - public house
Lemon Grass
Lippiatts - Greengrocers
Millener's Estate Agent - Where the library is today
Misbourne Restaurant - Cafe next to Heelas
Motorworks
Mr Milly - Cycles/Repairs
Newmans the Bakers
Oddbins
Paddy's - Barber - Became Trillos, or was there another name inbetween?
Picture House - Cinema (Mr Westcott)
Pitchforth - chemist
Poachers
Randall's - Builders Merchants
Readers - haberdashery
Reddings - Woolshop
Robertsons - Butchers (Derek ?)
Robertsons Butchers
RUMBELOWS !
Scotts Store, Glebe Road
Soft Shop.
Stowells (then Threshers) - Manager: Bob Clements (also the organist at St Joseph's Church)
Stringers - Builders
Sweets - Chemist
Tabla
Taylor & Lane - Butchers
Tellings - Ironmongers (Victor Telling)
The Lantern - Sweetshop/tobacconist next to Lippiatts, run by the Pepperills
Threshers
Tripti
Ward & Medley - upholstery
Wells.    - grocery Store
Whalley's Budgens
White Hart
Willoughby's - Shoe Shop
 


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Posted By: ArtB
Date Posted: 17 October 2013 at 7:12pm
Originally posted by hissing sid hissing sid wrote:

yes, it was at the bottom of Chiltern Hill, if I remember correctly. There was also a siren on top of a pole right on the corner of the street
The fire station was set back from the frontage of The Lanterm & Lippiatts, just to the left of what is 11 Lower Road, the doors to the fire station were down a slope from the road and the siren was on the left hand side at the bottom of the slope.

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I think Mr, Birch. the caretaker at the school was a volunteer. he lived around half way between the "Bakers Arms" and Beesons.
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He lived at 5 High Street. He was also the first lollipop man in the village , probably in about 1955, he lollipoped(!) the High Street roughly where the HSBC is today, across to the Church Lane side of the bottom of the Market Place.


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Posted By: Chilternman
Date Posted: 20 October 2013 at 9:22am
Ah! Glynns, always had a bubble gum machine outside.


Posted By: dot poleykett
Date Posted: 22 December 2013 at 10:51pm
I w
s born at chalfont hospital and lived at Gravel Hill. I remember the cinema next to claydons also upphams bakers opposite greyhound, Howard Roberts grocers behind bus stop, reeders material shop, tellings ironmongers and Hamiltons fish and chips just opposite Grassingham Road where the blue cross was.

     

Mrs Russplni was my music teacher just opposite the blacksmith.


Posted By: dot poleykett
Date Posted: 22 December 2013 at 10:52pm
I w
s born at chalfont hospital and lived at Gravel Hill. I remember the cinema next to claydons also upphams bakers opposite greyhound, Howard Roberts grocers behind bus stop, reeders material shop, tellings ironmongers and Hamiltons fish

and chips just opposite Grassingham Road where the blue cross was.

     

Mrs Russplni was my music teacher just opposite the blacksmith.


Posted By: dot poleykett
Date Posted: 23 December 2013 at 12:28am
Remember it well it was called falmers very kind lady I recall


Posted By: dot poleykett
Date Posted: 30 December 2013 at 6:16am
Any one remember the plantation stores in nichol road.
the little hut in nichol road on the same side I think someone lived
in it.


Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 30 December 2013 at 12:58pm
The plantation stores...... The corner shop.......Heaths store.

I seem to remember something about a hut......???

But, thinking of "The Hut". Was there a bit of a provisions store, up Chalfont common way? Somewhere near Cross lanes called "The hut"

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Posted By: dot poleykett
Date Posted: 30 December 2013 at 1:24pm
The hut had a corrigated roof and was in a patch of roughly kept ground but could be clearly seen from the pavement.
I also remember Johns transport cafe. I lived on gravel hill just along from there I think Jack Taylor the farmer lived next door to it.What happy memories in Deanacre cottages could go on for ever.
        HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.


Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 30 December 2013 at 2:24pm
Jack Taylor and his wife Mazy with those two daughters !!! Also had a son

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Hissing Sid

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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 30 December 2013 at 2:35pm
Originally posted by dot poleykett dot poleykett wrote:

The hut had a corrigated roof and was in a patch of roughly kept ground but could be clearly seen from the pavement.
I also remember Johns transport cafe. I lived on gravel hill just along from there I think Jack Taylor the farmer lived next door to it.What happy memories in Deanacre cottages could go on for ever.
        HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.



Arr, that hut, that was in the apple orchard. Tommy ......... Lived there. He was a runner, he could be seen running to Amersham every day. He was a plumber I think, not very tall around 5'3". If Tobic was still around, he could tell you, he used to work in the machine shop next door

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Hissing Sid

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Posted By: ArtB
Date Posted: 04 April 2014 at 8:48pm
An updated list:
Allum & Glandfield next to Claydons
Andersons - First self-service supermarket in CSP
Andrews - Menswear (when it was in Lower Road)
Andrews (Menswear) was The Mans Shop
Aquasoft
Beesons - Ironmongers (Lower Road)
Bestway's Removals
Botts - Fishmongers (Manager: Eric Stone)
Bubbles Heath, chimney sweep & Grave digger
Busby the undertaker
Chalfont Book Store
Chalfont Driving School - Near Trillos
Chalfont Home Stores
Chalfont Radio Services - Domestic goods repair, in the days when toasters, irons etc were repaired!
Clark's coal
Claydons - Greengrocers (when it was owned by Dick Claydon)
Colins - Fish 'n' Chips (Mr Pigden, taken over by his son)
Co-Op - Grocers (Giles Tripp, Mr Allnutt)
Cross Keys Cafe - Opposite Church Lane
Darvills (then Paddy's) - Barbers
Dennis - Watch Repairer
Donna Latino
El Boncena
Ezera's - Newsagent
Farmers - as a sweet shop (run by the parents)
Farmers - as a travel agent (run by the son who took over the premises)
Fire Station - Next to Lippiatts
Francis & How - solicitor ( next to Dennis watch repair)
Frank E Dell - Garage
Frank Reeves - Jewellers
Franklin coal
Fuller's Car Hire - Lower Road
George Newman - Bakers
Glebe store - grocery Store
Glenn's - grocery Store (Could Glynn's have been meant?)
Glynn's - grocery Store
Graves - Greengrocers
Guests - Tobacconists
Handy store - grocery store
Harris - pets & pet food
Harry Flowers - Grocers
Healas - fabulous sweet shop on lower road - spent all my pocket money there and stared at the goldfish for hours.
Heelas - thought that was shoe repairs.
Heaths store - grocery store..
Heath log and Christmas trees
House's - Stationery
Howard Roberts - grocery store opposite the church
Hussey's - Builder
Ice Cream Parlour
Isles - Shoe repairs
John Benn - Newsagents
John's Cafe
Jolly Farmer - public house
Lemon Grass
Lippiatts - Greengrocers
Millener's Estate Agent - Where the library is today
Misbourne Restaurant - Cafe next to Heelas
Motorworks
Mr Milly - Cycles/Repairs
Newmans the Bakers
Oddbins
Paddy's - Barber - Became Trillos, or was there another name inbetween?
Picture House - Cinema (Mr Westcott)
Pitchforth - chemist
Poachers
Pocock -  plumbers
Randall's - Builders Merchants
Ray Holt the sign writer
Readers - haberdashery
Reddings - Woolshop
Robertsons - Butchers (Derek ?)
Robertsons Butchers
RUMBELOWS !
Ryder the plumber
Ryder's the undertaker
Scotts Store, Glebe Road
Soft Shop.
Stowells (then Threshers) - Manager: Bob Clements (also the organist at St Joseph's Church)
Stringers - Builders
Sweets - Chemist
Tabla
Taylor & Lane - Butchers
Tellings - Ironmongers (Victor Telling)
The Lantern - Sweetshop/tobacconist next to Lippiatts, run by the Pepperills
Threshers
Tripti
Ward & Medley - upholstery
Welches diary
Wells.    - grocery Store
Whalley's Budgens
White Hart
Willoughby's - Shoe Shop


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Posted By: rizzo
Date Posted: 05 April 2014 at 6:35am
Husseys was a builders merchant and their yard was up at the top of the village on the corner of Grove Lane and Layters Green Lane. Now replaced with a block of apartments. Husseys is now part of Husseys And Saunders in Potkiln Lane.
Randalls builders merchants had 3 yards, the main one was in The Vale, where Grant and Stone is now, their offices and transport depot was in Church Lane, the big building on the left just past Churchfield Road ( occupied for a few years by Techspan who made motorway signs ) . They also had a "top yard" in Landsdowne road which ran between there and Lovel road.
Does anyone else remember Sankeys, a big plumbers merchant which occupied a huge site on the corner of the High Street and Chiltern Hill. All of the area which is now taken by the newer buildings with Corals and the big office on the corner. Sankeys had the whole of that corner , right around to Hiljon Crescent, including all the buildings which are now Magellan Aerospace.


Posted By: Garry
Date Posted: 05 April 2014 at 7:45am
Originally posted by hissing sid hissing sid wrote:

Jack Taylor and his wife Mazy with those two daughters !!! Also had a son

I used to work at the garage next door to Johns cafe on the service road Gravel Hill (now Tescos garage) when it was Chalfont Service Station.
Jack and Maisy Taylor had 2 daughters Libby was one I forgot the others name, but they also had 2 sons, Aubrey and John, Aubrey worked with his dad on the farm over the road and John was a roof tiler, when I was driving around the Chalfonts, you would often see John running up a ladder with the roof tiles balancing on his head.
When I was serving my apprenticeship at the garage one of my first duties was to have to go into Johns cafe at 7am with a breakfast order, mainly for dripping or buttered toast.
I remember having a toasted bacon sandwich but with dripping instead of butter on it, and it was the best bacon sarnie ever, that was a first for me, dripping with bacon I mean.
I would be greeted by John, Ruby, Pearl and Bet, some very very fond memories.
Oh, and by the way, next door to Jack and Maisy Taylor was Jack Shallis a little old man who was the part time tea boy at the garage.


Posted By: dot poleykett
Date Posted: 05 April 2014 at 8:18pm
Was there a windsors shoe shop next to a dry cleaners at the start of the lower road. I think a mrs Mitchie used to work there a very nice lady.


Posted By: dot poleykett
Date Posted: 05 April 2014 at 8:39pm
I think I remember a ladies hair salon called celias around the corner from the church near falmers travel agents but I'm going back a bit. I'm sure we then moved to a hair stylist Margarets.
who had a small salon at the side of her house next to her parents Mr and Mrs Windsor at Gravel Hill.


Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 07 April 2014 at 10:47pm
Heath's Stores, corner of Nicol Road & Lovel Road - I remember the son, John Heath, he went to school in High Wycombe as I did. He was a year below me, and if I remember he had a younger brother whose name I cannot recall.
Just up Nicol Road, past Heath's Stores, on the right-hand side, was a small engineering workshop long since demolished and turned into housing. It employed half-a-dozen people in its time

Anyone remember someone called Michael Ferguson who lived along the service road where Tesco's is and where John's Cafe used to be?

Didn't the people who ran John's Cafe have a shop opposite Baileys in The phygtle, Chalfont Common before they opened the cafe?

Clarke the coal merchant had a yard on Field Way next to the alley way going down from Lovel Road - Pennington Road - Field Way to the Playing Fields. He used to store his coal and lorry there, and he had a bungalow a short way up Field Way, on the same side, going towards Boundary Road. The yard was eventually sold and a house now stands on it. I believe the house on the other side of the alley was belonged to Tommy Bowler who used to be a useful winger (remember them?) for Chalfont st Peter FC, in the days of big Jack Stone being in goal.
Mr Clarke had a very good looking daughter called Josephine if I recall!


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Posted By: dot poleykett
Date Posted: 07 April 2014 at 11:12pm
Was Heath's store once known as the plantation stores? I seem to remember a small factory in Nicol Rd that used to make small cabinets and I think there was a small British Legion building just up on the left hand side.
I remember Mr Fox the coal merchant l think there were a few generations carrying on the business.
Seem to remember a dentist opposite the co-op called Mr Payne(not joking). Thanks for all the memories.


Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 08 April 2014 at 9:25am
Originally posted by dot poleykett dot poleykett wrote:

Was Heath's store once known as the plantation stores?

I believe it was.


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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 08 April 2014 at 12:57pm
Originally posted by dot poleykett dot poleykett wrote:

Was Heath's store once known as the plantation stores? I seem to remember a small factory in Nicol Rd that used to make small cabinets and I think there was a small British Legion building just up on the left hand side.
I remember Mr Fox the coal merchant l think there were a few generations carrying on the business.
Seem to remember a dentist opposite the co-op called Mr Payne(not joking). Thanks for all the memories.


Re Mr Payne the dentist, his practice was infact not in the village. But, in Gerrards cross. He shard an office with another dentist by the name of Mr War ( War & Payne) there practice was next to the sports shop Woodward & Stalader.





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Posted By: Sparkle
Date Posted: 08 April 2014 at 2:25pm
Re the plantation stores, John Heath had a younger brother, my age, called Geoffrey


Posted By: dot poleykett
Date Posted: 09 April 2014 at 1:23am
Re dentist. Could it be possible that Mr Payne was in Chalfont before Gerrards Cross I'm sure we went to him before going to mr Stobie opposite Ezra's newsagents around the corner from the Baptist church at gold hill long before the shops where woodward    and stalder were.


Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 09 April 2014 at 3:15am
Originally posted by dot poleykett dot poleykett wrote:

Re dentist. Could it be possible that Mr Payne was in Chalfont before Gerrards Cross I'm sure we went to him before going to mr Stobie opposite Ezra's newsagents around the corner from the Baptist church at gold hill long before the shops where woodward    and stalder were.


No, I made a phone call this morning to one of the two receptionist who work for both Mr war & Mr Payne. To ask that same question. The Mr Payne that was in Gerrards cross never had a practice in the village.




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Posted By: dot poleykett
Date Posted: 09 April 2014 at 2:13pm
Thank's Sid. I'm still working on it.Market place dental practice stillin same place if it was'nt mr Payne there in the 50's who was it? Does anyone remember?


Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 09 April 2014 at 2:16pm
Davis or name similar sort of rings a bell.

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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 09 April 2014 at 2:18pm
Originally posted by hissing sid hissing sid wrote:

Davis or Davidson or name similar sort of rings a bell.


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Posted By: dot poleykett
Date Posted: 09 April 2014 at 2:43pm
A mr davis is there at the moment-still hoping for mr payne to crop up. There must be someone out there that remembers. I know alot of my old teachers went there and if you had gas for an extraction a dr. Hoard or a dr. Hornibrook used to be in attendance later a dr.
Gallagher ring any bells with anyone?


Posted By: Sparkle
Date Posted: 09 April 2014 at 5:14pm
Dr Gallagher lived in a big house at the top of Gold Hill Common, where Bench Manor Crescent now is. I also remember dr Hornibrook, he was from GX


Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 09 April 2014 at 6:25pm
Dr. Gallagher partnered with Dr.Ogden who had his clinic at The Phygtle.
Dr. Wright had his clinic on the corner of Hamden road & Nicol road, close to the clock.



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Posted By: Butterfly
Date Posted: 10 April 2014 at 3:40pm
My 87 year old mother thinks the dentist was called Mr Dawson.


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 10 April 2014 at 4:12pm
Dr Wright was my Doctor at Hamden in the 70s - always plumes of smoke I seem to vaguely remember when you walked in.

I've scanned this from the 1950 Gerrards Cross and District Directory if it helps for Dentists.




Posted By: Sparkle
Date Posted: 10 April 2014 at 4:33pm
That was good to see, the directory that is. My doctor was Dr Fagin and Dr Wright when Dr Fagin retired and my dentist was Mr Stobie and then later moved on to Mr Peters


Posted By: dot poleykett
Date Posted: 10 April 2014 at 8:45pm
Thank you Butterfly does ring another bell. Thank your mumfor me she cold come in useful if I have any more mad memories Bless her.


Posted By: dot poleykett
Date Posted: 10 April 2014 at 9:03pm
Thank you Watsy-I think I must have followed you around dentists. Only left Mr Peters in 1969 but I think his daughter took over when he retired. Pleased to seeDr Hoards name on the list he he brought me into the world in 1946.


Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 29 April 2014 at 9:54pm
Originally posted by Sparkle Sparkle wrote:

That was good to see, the directory that is. My doctor was Dr Fagin and Dr Wright when Dr Fagin retired and my dentist was Mr Stobie and then later moved on to Mr Peters

My doctors were the same, Dr Fagan and then Dr Wright. I remember being taken to Dr Fagan at his house/surgery along Packhorse Road, he examined an infected wound in my hand and then personally drove me down to Chalfonts hospital where I was immediately operated on and where I stayed for the night - can you imagine that happening in the NHS today!!

My dentist was also Mr Stobie. He had dental chairs in two adjoining rooms and used to run between each patient doing a bit of work on each one - I guess he was boosting productivity. He seemed to love filling teeth and then when he could fill them no more, extracting them!


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Posted By: Butterfly
Date Posted: 29 April 2014 at 10:58pm
Oh yes - Mr Stobie!!  Fillings with no anaesthetics!!  But, he did have a wonderful aquarium of tropical fish Confused


Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 29 April 2014 at 11:26pm
Didn't Mr Stobie's daughter marry an actor, Alan ......?

Yes, he did have a wonderful aquarium, and as a young guy I always thought he had attractive dental nurses! Perhaps just a teenage fantasy!


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Posted By: Chilternman
Date Posted: 30 April 2014 at 6:54am
Well now, there are some names from the past, I used to be taken to Dr Wrights surgery when I was very small in the fifties. He worked from a small terraced house in Orchard Grove and we would sit in a waiting room and "wait" no appointments I seem to recall. His secretary used to sit in there with us and had a distinctive manner, she would answer the phone with ...Dr Wrights surgery, yes...yes...yes...yes...yes...yes...yes...yes...yes...yes my sister and I always found it amusing. Dr Wright (who always greeted me with "hello old boy") then moved to Calcot house which stood on the corner of Hamden Rd and was to become the forerunner of the current Calcot before it was demolished.
My mum also walked us across the top of Gold Hill common to Mr Stobies, there we would delight in the aquarium or look through the piles of National Geographic mags, one of the pretty girls would then call us through and Mr Stobie would be waiting to attack our teeth without anasthetic, warning us that it may hurt a bit. I am sure it was a NHS scam, I'll bet he put a claim in for a jab for every patient, by some miracle though I still have a reasonable set of teeth. If we did need a tooth extracted it was a job for Dr Wright who would attend and administer the "gas" before Stobie wrenched out the offending tooth whilst you had this strange dream of falling down some never ending tunnel ( well that's what happened to me). Then Dr Wright would drive me home as you were a bit wobbly for a while, happy days!


Posted By: Sparkle
Date Posted: 30 April 2014 at 9:29am
I remember going to mr Stobie and he would put me in one surgery and my brother in the one next door and he would do a bit with me and then in to Stuart, back and forth, and he told me my teeth were better than his and then I learnt he told my brother his were better than mine!


Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 30 April 2014 at 9:55am
Originally posted by Rich Kid Rich Kid wrote:

Didn't Mr Stobie's daughter marry an actor, Alan ......?

After a bit of research I'm pretty sure that his daughter was called Maureen, (I believe she was an actress and used the satge surname of Scott), married the actor Alan Dobie in 1963. The marriage must have been local because it's registered in Amersham.


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Posted By: Sparkle
Date Posted: 30 April 2014 at 10:27am
Didn't she sing with Burl Ives, the ugly bug ball or something like that


Posted By: born and bred
Date Posted: 01 May 2014 at 9:13am
Mr. Stobie must have set a world record for filling children's teeth. I was one of his victims.
My doctor was Dr. Gallagher whose house was knocked down and Benchmanor Crescent was born.
Fotunately not many memories of visiting him. I believe he enjoyed a drink!


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Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 01 May 2014 at 11:24am
Didn't Mr Stobie live at what is now Rock House care home, just a short walk to his surgery?


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Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 02 May 2014 at 11:27am
When Darvills was the barber shop at the top of Market Place, was the old chap (well he probably wasn't old but he appeared to me to be old, but then I was just a youngster!), called Mr Waite? And why does the name Brenda Waite ring a bell? Chalfont Common?


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Posted By: Sparkle
Date Posted: 02 May 2014 at 1:53pm
Yes rich kid he was, I was at school with his granddaughter Janet Wait and there was an older sister, perhaps Valery


Posted By: dot poleykett
Date Posted: 02 May 2014 at 2:03pm
Went to school with carole waite and wendy waite


Posted By: Sparkle
Date Posted: 02 May 2014 at 4:00pm
Janet's sister was wendy ,not Valery!


Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 11 May 2014 at 10:36pm
Who was the man often referred to as Churchill? He used to always wear a suit and waist-coat.


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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 21 May 2014 at 3:20pm
Originally posted by Rich Kid Rich Kid wrote:

Who was the man often referred to as Churchill? He used to always wear a suit and waist-coat.



Whould this have been Winston Ford, brother of Ted

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Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 21 May 2014 at 7:22pm
Originally posted by hissing sid hissing sid wrote:

Originally posted by Rich Kid Rich Kid wrote:

Who was the man often referred to as Churchill? He used to always wear a suit and waist-coat.



Whould this have been Winston Ford, brother of Ted

I believe you're right Sid. Where did Winston live? What did he do?


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Posted By: IanP
Date Posted: 14 April 2017 at 10:28am
Originally posted by Garry Garry wrote:

Originally posted by hissing sid hissing sid wrote:

Jack Taylor and his wife Mazy with those two daughters !!! Also had a son

I used to work at the garage next door to Johns cafe on the service road Gravel Hill (now Tescos garage) when it was Chalfont Service Station.
Jack and Maisy Taylor had 2 daughters Libby was one I forgot the others name, but they also had 2 sons, Aubrey and John, Aubrey worked with his dad on the farm over the road and John was a roof tiler, when I was driving around the Chalfonts, you would often see John running up a ladder with the roof tiles balancing on his head.
When I was serving my apprenticeship at the garage one of my first duties was to have to go into Johns cafe at 7am with a breakfast order, mainly for dripping or buttered toast.
I remember having a toasted bacon sandwich but with dripping instead of butter on it, and it was the best bacon sarnie ever, that was a first for me, dripping with bacon I mean.
I would be greeted by John, Ruby, Pearl and Bet, some very very fond memories.
Oh, and by the way, next door to Jack and Maisy Taylor was Jack Shallis a little old man who was the part time tea boy at the garage.


Posted By: IanP
Date Posted: 14 April 2017 at 10:39am
The other Taylor daughter is Margie, I went out with her a long time ago and have many happy memories I knew Libby as well she would sometimes come with us when we went clubbing. My daughter has recently moved to Gerrards Cross and I couldn't resist a drive up Gravel Hill (memory Lane) it looks so different now I don't think their house is there any longer. Does anyone know what happened to Margie and Libby and the Taylor family farm


Posted By: Chilternman
Date Posted: 14 April 2017 at 12:48pm
I worked at the garage between 1978 and 1989 so at the end of the John Cafe era but still remember going daily for a dog roll etc with Pearl and Rube, can't remember now which one was married to John, and I went to school with their son John and his sister Jennifer. As far as I am aware Aubrey is still working the Taylor farm although I haven't actually seen him recently but there's still plenty of stock on the land.


Posted By: IanP
Date Posted: 14 April 2017 at 1:15pm
Thanks for the heads up on the farm nice to know its still in the family I'm going back to 69 / 70 so before your time mailto:I@m" rel="nofollow - I 'm afraid, still be nice to know what happened to the girls Margie and Libby Aubrey should know I guess thanks again 


Posted By: dot poleykett
Date Posted: 14 April 2017 at 11:00pm
I remember the Taylor family well as I lived at Gravel
Hill in Dean acre Cottages.
I seem to remember a place at or near the back of the cottages where you could buy lemonade and jugged beer they had an old well in the garden. I know it's a long time ago but does anyone else remember


Posted By: IanP
Date Posted: 15 April 2017 at 10:58am
That has reminded me of the character of Gravel Hill back in the day (1969 -1970) which on my last visit has all but disappeared  I hardly recognised the place, I didn't really get to see the cottage, what I remember when I used to drop Margie home was her walking up the footpath surrounded by overhanging shrubs, trees turning round giving me a wave and disappearing into the house. I remember she worked at Boots in Gerrards Cross which is where my daughter now lives, how well did you know the Taylors Dot, they seemed a close family, I have many happy memories of those times.      


Posted By: dot poleykett
Date Posted: 15 April 2017 at 11:23pm
Hi Ian-i am going back to late 40s early 50s
I remember Masie Taylor best as my Mum
Used to make clothes for her. My Dad used to help Jack out at times and our families were good friends.
I left Gravel Hill about 1952 to move to Leach Croft where I lived until we got married in 1969.
We were in Chalfont last week visiting the old haunts
Old Chalfont has gone but i still have my memoriesOld Chalfont has gone


Posted By: IanP
Date Posted: 16 April 2017 at 9:46am
Hi Dot, Happy Easter.Thank you so much for giving substance to my enduring and happy memories of Chalfont in the time I spent going there and the surrounding area when seeing Margie (probably a lot to do with her). I guess Maisie's daughters Margie and Libby were born after you left would have been 53/54, I didn't know the sons Aubrey and John so don't know whether they were around when you were living there. I cant imagine how surprised you must have been when you went there recently, I was pretty shocked and a bit confused when I went to Gravel Hill for a nose a few weeks ago when visiting my daughter at Gerrards Cross. Thank you as well Chiltern Man for your memories, If you see Aubrey could you please ask after his sisters for me they will be in their sixties now but still a couple of years younger than me.  All the best and keep in touch, Regards Ian (ex Borehamwood boy)  Smile


Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 16 April 2017 at 8:46pm
Originally posted by dot poleykett dot poleykett wrote:

I remember the Taylor family well as I lived at Gravel
Hill in Dean acre Cottages.
I seem to remember a place at or near the back of the cottages where you could buy lemonade and jugged beer they had an old well in the garden. I know it's a long time ago but does anyone else remember


I believe that was also something to do with the Taylor's. I can't remember the name, but another lady lived there with them. If I'm not mistaken, she was the one who sold the beer and lemonade.
Do you remember the wooden " Frankling" sign outside?

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Posted By: IanP
Date Posted: 20 April 2017 at 4:25pm
It sounds like they were a very industries family, I don't remember a wooden franklin sign but then my memories not that good. What happened to the cottages, is that where the chalet style bungalow is, the one set back off the road ? Does anyone know what happened to the Taylor's son John, I guess he must be retired now.        


Posted By: Garry
Date Posted: 21 April 2017 at 6:44am
I have messaged you IanP


Posted By: libbyh
Date Posted: 23 April 2017 at 4:30pm
Hi Ian , it's Libby from the Taylor's. I heard that you were talking about the old times and that we were mentioned. Just thought I'd send a message to say hello and let you know how it's all going. I'm still local and Margie has been living in Mallorca for the past 45 years. Johnny passed away 11 years ago, Aubrey has still got the farm,our eldest sister Tish is still in Chalfont and our youngest Mark is in Middlesex. Chalfont has definitely changed!! Take care , Libby.



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