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Yes I have Audrey's book but there are some different ones in your collection, there aren't so many of us about now who remember the village pre-precinct, but it was beautiful and such a loss, what many don't realise is there was a lot of housing and pubs etc from the Greyhound up to the Waggon & Horses, you can see it in some of your pics.
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Originally posted by hissing sid hissing sid wrote:

Re the picture of the post office and library October 24th
We’ve calculated that the post office moved from this location to the lower side of the vale around 1940

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Mid 50's we remember the library. You went in the door from the street, on the left was a door into a Post Office/Bank or such like, (I remember a Post Office/Bank type of counter sort of facing me on the left) down a dimley lit corridor, up some steps and into the library.

If it wasn't the Post Office then perhaps it was the Midland Bank, but I thought they were below the Vale before they moved to the Precinct....

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I also remember the library had a dim corridor up some steps but I'm sure it was above the vale.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote hissing sid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 November 2017 at 1:54am
Originally posted by Chilternman Chilternman wrote:

I also remember the library had a dim corridor up some steps but I'm sure it was above the vale.



I belive you are correct. I wanted to say this, when this picture came up, but wasn’t totally sure.




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Originally posted by Chilternman Chilternman wrote:

I also remember the library had a dim corridor up some steps but I'm sure it was above the vale.

Yes it was above the Vale, the challenge I have is remembering who was in front of them. 

The more I think about it. If Sid is correct and the Post Office moved out in 1940 then I 'think' that Midland Bank must have moved in. Then, when the new library was built, 1965/6 (?),  I think that Midland Bank moved to a shop below The Vale as a temporary measure until the precinct was built in 1967/8 and they could move into it.

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Sorry I just don't have a detailed memory of the shops above the vale at that time just going into the library with mum. Having said that I do recall the Co-op being on the corner and next to that was a bicycle shop, at the top was an electrical shop.
Now on to the last picture posted, that I find more fascinating than the previous one and it just shows what a monumentally disasterous job our developers have made of a once unbelievably delightful village of huge historic interest, sadly now almost all gone.
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The picture posted today looking down Gold Hill towards the village shows Fred Jarrets House and it's. Marked with a cross for some reason
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Maybe postmarked 1958, but no clock?
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I was born in Chalfont St Peter in 1950 and I can only remember a post office in the Market Place once you had gone past the Vale walking down, It used to have a cigarette vending machine in the front that was accessible from the street.

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Watsy has shown an old coloured photo of the Greyhound circa 1968 showing the old Yellow & Black horse drawn carriage outside the pub. I remember this so well, John Tyler had the job of repainting it back then.
Sadly I remember seeing this coach laying on its side badly damaged on the Wycombe to Stokenchurch road as you went down the hill towards Stokenchurch there is a fairly sharp bend on your left and this was the spot where the coach lay.
I believe the owners of the Greyhound in those days had sold the carriage and the buyers I presume 'lost' their load on their way back to their destination wherever that may have been.
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