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Topic: Old Village Photos
Posted By: watsy
Subject: Old Village Photos
Date Posted: 24 April 2017 at 11:03am
I've been acquiring many old photos / postcards over the years with the intention of posting them. I'll try and get round to doing so here.  If anyone has an issue with copyright (most of them should be out of copyright) then let me know and i'll remove if required.   http://www.chalfontstpeter.com/forum/old-pics_topic8268.html" rel="nofollow - Discussions here .

Here's a popular one to start with - the view of the Greyhound and the George with the River Misbourne Ford circa 1909.

http://www.fired-works.com/" rel="nofollow - http://www.fired-works.com/  at the top of Market Place do a great range of coasters and table place mats, pop in and enquire!

The Greyhound, The George and the River Misbourne



Replies:
Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 25 April 2017 at 9:08am
NSE entrance, or 'the colony' as it was known.  No idea when though.

NSE Entrance


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 25 April 2017 at 8:17pm
Photo of Wheatleys, now on the corner of Old Mead.  Is this a listed building in the village?  It features in quite a few old postcards so must have been one of the features of the village.  No idea of the date.

Wheatleys of Old Mead


Posted By: Chilternman
Date Posted: 25 April 2017 at 11:33pm
Wonderful pictures of a lovely village ruined by greed and a lack of appreciation of the irreplaceable heritage


Posted By: GODDESS
Date Posted: 26 April 2017 at 10:32am
in a some way  you could be somewhat, almost , right


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 27 April 2017 at 8:33am
Cottages on Gold Hill Common in the 70's I guess.

Cottages on Gold Hill Common


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 28 April 2017 at 8:19am
An older one circa 1960 of Gold Hill with views of The Jolly Farmer and the Church.

Gold Hill Church and Jolly Farmer c1960


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 30 April 2017 at 10:09pm
First of a few from the Chalfont Park area. The waterfall down from Chalfont House / British Alcan / Wilson Bowden development. Postcard is dated circa 1934.  Beautiful spot which appears to have changed over the years:

Chalfont Park Waterfall circa 1934


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 02 May 2017 at 8:35am
Austenwood Common, date unknown, is the house / farm still there?

Austenwood Common


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 03 May 2017 at 8:08am
A photo of Chalfont Park lake, postmarked at 1928.

Chalfont Park Lake 1928


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 04 May 2017 at 10:07am
A photo of Whan Cross, a bit of research looks like it is Welders Lane where there was a http://www.chalfonthistory.co.uk/whan_cross.html" rel="nofollow - huge roman gold find  but only from the mid 20th Century and this photo looks earlier.  Also on this forum, RoyB mentions Whan Cross as being the http://www.chalfontstpeter.com/forum/tales-of-chalfont_topic2272_page7.html%20" rel="nofollow - scout camp . http://www.chalfontstpeter.com/forum/old-pics_topic8268.html" rel="nofollow - Discussions here .

Whan Cross Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 05 May 2017 at 8:23am
Chalfont Park with drive, no idea of the date.

Chalfont House  and Drive


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 08 May 2017 at 1:37pm
An almost identical one to the earlier Gold Hill postcard, but in colour, post marked 1961.

Chalfont St Peter Gold Hill 1961


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 08 May 2017 at 1:39pm
Market place looking down around 1930.

Looking down the market place, Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 09 May 2017 at 9:57am
Gravel Hill / Waggon and Horses, no date but old!

Gravel Hill and Waggon and Horses


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 10 May 2017 at 9:22am
The river Misbourne in Gerrards Cross, not sure where precisely, 1947 postmark.

River Misbourne, Gerrards Cross, 1947


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 11 May 2017 at 9:09am
First of plenty of the Parish Church.  This one is circa 1968.

Chalfont St Peter Parish Church1968


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 12 May 2017 at 8:24am
Another NSE photo, this one of Eleanor and Hampshire Homes, date unknown.

NSE Colony Eleanor Hampshire Homes


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 15 May 2017 at 9:00am
Dean Farm, Chalfont (More Jordans / Seer Green), postmarked 1905.

Dean Farm, Chalfont 1905


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 15 May 2017 at 9:03am
A second photo of The Wheatleys.

The Wheatleys Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 16 May 2017 at 8:56am
The Beech Woods, Chalfont Common, post marked 1963 - any ideas which woods these are?

Beech Woods, Chalfont Common, 1963


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 17 May 2017 at 8:41am
The coronation clock at the bottom of Gold Hill, postmarked 1967.

Coronation Clock, Chalfont St Peter 1967


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 18 May 2017 at 11:53am
The Greyhound with horses and ford. No postmark date.

The Greyhound, Chalfont St Petre


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 19 May 2017 at 8:33am
Gold Hill Common, The Chestnuts, Chalfont St Peter postmarked 1912.  The long since gone pond featured here also appears in later postcards.

Gold Hill, The Chestnuts, Chalfont St Peter 1912


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 22 May 2017 at 10:18am
Chalfont Park again, this time marked as Gerrards Cross with a post mark in 1927.  Not sure whereabouts this is. 

Thanks to Art who suggested "Home Farm. It was on the right hand side as you went up the track through (well over the little footbridge) the ford, past the weir at the end of the lake up towards Chalfont Lodge."

Chalfont Park, Gerrards Cross 1927



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 23 May 2017 at 11:07am
Looking down the Market Place in Chalfont St Peter. Postmarked 1928.

Market Place Chalfont St Peter, 1928


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 24 May 2017 at 8:19am
Back to the Greyhound, but from the 'roundabout' side, though of course no roundabout when this was printed. No postmark for date. Notes Judge Jeffreys.

The Greyhound, Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 25 May 2017 at 7:47am
Gold Hill, West side view, no postmark for date.




Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 26 May 2017 at 1:06pm
Austen Way, i think the postmark was 1963 but not 100% sure.

Austenway, Chalfont St Peter circa 1963


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 27 May 2017 at 8:24am
A bus in Chalfont St Peter in May 1935!  White heather lancet green and white (for those of you looking at it in black and white).

White lancet bus in Chalfont St Peter May1935


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 30 May 2017 at 2:02pm
Chalfont Park Hotel,  no post marked date.

Chalfont Park Hotel, no postmark date


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 31 May 2017 at 9:12am
An original photo from 1935, though no idea where, but promised that it was Chalfont St Peter!

Best guess so far (thank you Artb) - early morning picture across the Misbourne Valley taken from somewhere between Gravel Hill & Water Hall from the Amersham Road

Chalfont St Peter photo 1935


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 01 June 2017 at 8:28am
The High Street with The George, Greyhound and the River Misbourne covered over. No postmarked date.




Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 02 June 2017 at 8:06am
Gold Hill, West side view, no postmark.

Gold Hill, West side view, no date


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 05 June 2017 at 8:29am
The Old Curiosity Shop, 1930.

The Old Curiosity Shop, 1930


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 06 June 2017 at 10:59am
A view of the precinct before it was there, with the bus stop and River Misbourne fully covered.  Looks rather nice doesn't it!!

Chalfont St Peter High Street


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 07 June 2017 at 9:20am
The Greyhound with the River Misbourne and footpath. Post marked 1904

Chalfont St Peter High Street and River Misbourne


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 08 June 2017 at 8:20am
Mr and Mrs Grieve of Whins Cottage.

Whins Cottage, Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 09 June 2017 at 8:33am
An aerial view of Chalfont St Peter.  Another guess the date that will keep you busy over the weekend, also working out where your house is or should be!  I know the White Hart used to have this photo or something similar and I often found myself staring at it.  

Edit : Thanks again to Art who found a great stash of aerial photos of the village  http://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/search?keywords=chalfont&country=global&year=all" rel="nofollow - https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/search?keywords=chalfont&country=global&year=all  so it is 1931.

Aerial View of Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 10 June 2017 at 12:50pm
A couple of great pictorial history postcards for the weekend by local artist Maureen Marsh. So the Misbourne started to be covered in 1904 which will help date a lot of the postcards I have / will post of the Greyhound / Misbourne.

Chalfont St Peter History by Maureen Marsh


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 10 June 2017 at 12:55pm
Chalfont St Peter History by Maureen Marsh


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 12 June 2017 at 8:54am
Chalfont Lodge postcard from 1970.  There is a Chalfont Lodge at the top of the GX Golf Club site on Denham Lane, but I know this was only built in the last 15 or so years though might have been on the site of the original.

Chalfont Lodge 1970s


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 13 June 2017 at 8:19am
The High Street, postmarked 1905.

Chalfont St Peter High Street 1905


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 14 June 2017 at 9:03am
The bottom of Gold Hill.  No postmark to date it.

Chalfont St Peter bottom of Gold Hill


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 15 June 2017 at 8:19am
The Grove, Chalfont St Peter, postmarked 1907.  Where SSVC is / was on Narcot Lane now.

The Grove Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 16 June 2017 at 8:42am
To get you in the mood for a leisurely weekend, here is the NSE's recreation ground.  I wonder if it is the current football pitch by Cricket Field Cottages, I assume so. Chalfont St Peter Hockey Club used to play on the football pitches in the early 70's, definitely for summer games, unlikely for winter games. Looks like a water tower on site too?

NSE, The Colony recreation grounds


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 19 June 2017 at 9:54am
Austen Wood common, postmarked 1939. School Lane and the Catholic Church are in view. Remarkable how few trees there were on the Common then.

Austen Wood Common 1939


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 20 June 2017 at 8:19am
Back to the top of Gold Hill and the Chestnuts.  This postcard has a brief history which I've also posted.  No postmark to date it.

Chalfont St Peter the Chestnuts on Gold Hill

Chalfont St Peter the Chestnuts on Gold Hill


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 21 June 2017 at 10:40am
The  High Street in colour, no postmark, but before 1904!  George and Greyhound in view.

High Street in Colour before 1904


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 22 June 2017 at 9:33am
Chalfont Park Waterfall, postmarked 1926

Chalfont Park Waterfall 1926


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 23 June 2017 at 1:50pm
A big push for keeping it local at the moment and at Feast day tomorrow. Here's what the Market Place looked like circa 1955. Edge of the cycle shop which i'm sure I remember from the late 70's, and sadly topical with the recent demise of the Chiltern Barn cycle shop.

Market Place Chalfont St Peter 1955


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 26 June 2017 at 9:15am
Austenwood Common, no date but early.

Austenwood Common, Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 27 June 2017 at 11:54am
Layters Green at the top of the village.  I presume this is the same pond as the one still there today and the house is the old Willow house that has recently been knocked down and several put in its place.

Layters Green, Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 28 June 2017 at 11:44am
Gold Hill Common West, post marked 1962.

Gold Hill Common West Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 29 June 2017 at 10:30am
Welders Lane, no postmark on the card.

Welders Lane, Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 30 June 2017 at 8:00am
The Market Place with the post office complete with Cadburys vending machine (thanks Sid!).  Post marked 1963.

Market Place Chalfont St Peter, 1963


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 03 July 2017 at 11:30am
Chestnuts, Gold Hill, postmarked 1906.

Chestnuts, Gold Hill, Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 04 July 2017 at 12:06pm
Chalfont Lodge gardens, postmarked 1970.

Chalfont Lodge Gardens 1970s


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 05 July 2017 at 9:30am
NSE 'Chalfont Colony' Kitchener Building, no postmarks.

Kitchener Buliding, NSE, Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 06 July 2017 at 10:26am
The Bakers Arms (Poachers / Phoenix)and Barclays Bank, no post mark to date.

Bakers Arms and Barclays, Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 07 July 2017 at 9:24am
Chalfont St Peter viewed from Gold Hill.

Chalfont St Peter from Gold Hill


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 10 July 2017 at 8:47am
High Street with the George and Church railings. No post marked date.

high Street, Chalfont St Peter, The George


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 11 July 2017 at 12:09pm
Chalfont St Peter Church and Memorial, no post mark for date.

Chalfont St Peter Church


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 12 July 2017 at 7:21pm
The Mill Pond and Splash, Chalfont St Peter, early 1900's.  Notes from Audrey Wheelband : The remains of the Mill, on the right is the rear of Mill Cottages which faced the high street.  Further on was Mill Farm.  The willows grew on either side of the river which is flowing here from Chalfont St Giles.  The 'water fall'  and wall are no longer. To the left are the playing fields (the Football Club /  tennis Club and Community Centre and to the right the trees are where the scout hut and parish council is now and built in the Elms.  The relatively new Lady Gibb wood is also in the grounds of the Elms - you can see the back wall of the Elms as you walk by the allotments up to the Waggon and horses. 

Mill Pond and Splash in Chalfont St Peter 1907.


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 13 July 2017 at 10:02am
Chalfont Park and lake, no post mark date.

Chalfont Park and lake no date


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 14 July 2017 at 8:13am
Wheatleys Dining Room.  On further research, Wheatleys was at the time a guest house and hence this isn't as random as it appears.  No date on the card.

Wheatleys Dining Room, Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 17 July 2017 at 1:17pm
Chalfont Park in 1937.

Chalfont Park Hotel 1937


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 18 July 2017 at 10:38am
High Street, 1932 with the White Hart, Carpenters Arms and Parish church in view.

Chalfont St Peter High Street 1932


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 19 July 2017 at 12:13pm
A view of Gold Hill without any caravans on it. Post marked 1937.

Gold Hill Common, The Chestnuts


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 20 July 2017 at 2:05pm
A recent photo (90's) by a Stan Nettle of West Hyde Lane.

West Hyde Lane, Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 21 July 2017 at 11:55am
The foot of Rickmansworth Lane, a house that must have been knocked down and the building where Fairweather insurance is now. No post marked date.

Gravel Hill Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 24 July 2017 at 12:11pm
The Market Place, no date.

Market Place Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 25 July 2017 at 6:03pm
When I started scratching the surface of the village's history, I was fascinated to learn there was a swimming pool by the playing fields on the Misbourne.  I was just as surprised to find I had this postcard I'd completely forgotten about and is now my favourite posted so far. Postmarked 1949.

Playing fields with swimming pool in Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 26 July 2017 at 4:53pm
Gerrards Cross Golf Club, or Chalfont Park Golf course as it was.  No post mark date.  I think the transition came when Lady Edgar died and the grounds were sold off, also applies to the Cricket Club.

Chalfont Park Golf Course


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 28 July 2017 at 3:40pm
Austenwood Lane, postmarked 1948.

Austenwood Lane, Chalfont St Peter, 1948


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 31 July 2017 at 10:20am
Chesham Lane, no post marked date, early 60's i'd imagine.

Chesham Lane, Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 07 August 2017 at 8:16am
Greyhound Inn, post marked 1940.

Greyhound Inn, Chalfont St Peter, 1940s


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 07 August 2017 at 8:17am
Woodside Hill postcard, no date.

Woodside Hill Chalfont St Peter no date


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 08 August 2017 at 8:21am
The tunnel at Chalfont Park, post marked 1907. No idea where this is? Maybe the footpath across the golf course / the back of the cricket club? 

The tunnel at Chalfont Park 1907 Chalfont St Peter



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 09 August 2017 at 8:12am
The Colony (NSE) Women's side. No post marked date.

The Colony Womens Side


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 10 August 2017 at 8:38am
Chalfont St Peter High Street, Postmarked 1964.

Chalfont St Peter, High Street 1964


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 11 August 2017 at 9:40am
Denham Lane, no date but late 50's? Interesting speed sign for 60mph - that would have been interesting on that road / surface. I'd hazard a guess the side road is Nortoft Road, but not convinced.

Denham Lane, Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 14 August 2017 at 7:38pm
The old Chalfont St Peter is noted in Audrey Wheelbands book "These two charming early 16th century cottages stood in the high street next to the post office.  In the first, to the left, lived the Wingfield family.  Annie Wingfield was a teacher in the infants school all of her working life.  Several generations were taught their first lessons by her.  Next door was a barber, pictured standing at his door.  His name was Mr herrleinn.  He was a German and, during World War I, young boys bursting with patiortism would throw lighted 'squib' fireworks through his doorway.  He called for police protection.  Replacing this beauty spot now stands new three storey building with shops on the ground floor."

Postmarked 1912.

Old Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 15 August 2017 at 1:28pm
The High Street, not postmarked date. The Bakers Arms and White Hart.

Chalfont St Peter High Street


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 16 August 2017 at 2:07pm
Chalfont Park 'Hotel' and golf. No post mark date.

Chalfont Park hotel and golf



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 17 August 2017 at 8:36am
The High Street is from various angles and dates the most common postcard I have purchased.  Here is one with no date or road so pre-1904.  Let me know if I duplicate one!

Chalfont St Peter High Street pre 1904


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 18 August 2017 at 12:01pm
Gold Hill Common in the 1940's with the Chestnuts pond.

Gold Hill  Common Chalfont St Peter 1940s


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 29 August 2017 at 9:12am
Chalfont St Peter High Street post marked 1959, shortly before the precinct...

Chalfont St Peter High Street 1959


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 30 August 2017 at 12:22pm
Chalfont Park Lake and Weir, no post mark date. No island as at the moment from the looks of it, but I think  from memory the island as it is now only appeared late 80's / early 90's after some major works there.
Chalfont Park lake and weir


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 01 September 2017 at 4:53pm
Chalfont Colony, now the NSE, post marked 1945.

The  Colony 1945


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 04 September 2017 at 12:12pm
Chalfont St Peter Church, post marked 1916.

Chalfont St Peter Parish Church 1916


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 05 September 2017 at 8:42am
My only Chalfont Hospital card (others went for silly money) of the sterilising room - no postmarked date. From memory the hospital was donated / set up for the village by the Hibbert family.  Makes me wonder what happens if they ever try and close / sell it if there are deed restrictions.

Chalfont St Peter Hospital sterilising room


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 06 September 2017 at 9:18am
The picture you've been waiting for... The brand new precinct celebrated in picture card format... quite a contrast from the earlier images of the high street...  NSS brings back good memories from my childhood.  Frost still there.

St Peters Court, The Precinct Chalfont St Peter




Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 07 September 2017 at 8:08pm
Chalfont Park bridge and meadow. No post mark date.  Probably strictly speaking Gerrards Cross. I assume the bridge is for the railway.

Chalfont Park bridge and meadow.


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 08 September 2017 at 1:19pm
Looking down Gold Hill Common in Chalfont St Peter.  Post marked 1933.  I wonder if they sledged down it when it snowed like today.

Looking down Gold Hill Common 1933


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 11 September 2017 at 9:16am
Chalfont House, post marked 1910.

Chalfont House 1910


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 12 September 2017 at 1:49pm
Gold Hill Baptist Church, post marked 1905.

Gold Hill Baptist Church 1905


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 13 September 2017 at 9:09am
The High Street including the Bakers Arms.

High Street, The Bakers Arms


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 16 September 2017 at 3:25pm
Black and white photo of the Chestnuts, Gold Hill.

The Chestnuts, Gold Hill, Chalfont St Peter


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 18 September 2017 at 8:46am
St Jospehs Catholic Church at the top of the village.  Pre the new roof!  No post mark date.

Roman Catholic Church, Chalfont St Peter



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