Sir, May I venture to bring to notice of those of your readers who have children attending the Elementary Schools of the parish, the great importance of regular attendance, not only in the interests of the scholars whose progres is retarded by irregularity, but also as affecting the finances of the schools.

There are many ways to date an old photograph including identifying the photographer who took the picture and finding out when they were trading. This section lists Victorian and Edwardian photographers in Buckinghamshire including portrait and landscape photographers. The approximate dates for each photographer are given based on entries in directories, newspapers and other sources. The photographers may have been in business before or after the dates given.

This article has been updated to include information from Kelly's Directories 1924 to 1939

This page documents postcard publishers in Buckinghamshire. There are many cards with no indication of who produced them. It appears anybody could produce postcards in their name.

If you have details that can be added to the list, please email the web site administrator.

This page documents postcard publishers in Buckinghamshire. The list is split into two parts, firstly publishers in Bucks and secondly those outside Bucks (mainly national publishers which have produced local postcards).

Thank you to Tony Alcock for sending us this picture of Slapton School pupils of 1907. Is one of your ancestors here? Can you recognise them from other photos you have? If so let us know. Click on photo to see enlargement

From the Buckinghamshire Dissent and Parish Life and Radclive Parish Registers.


Here are some statistics that apply to the whole county.

PoppyInterested in the First World War, but need some social history for your research. Take a look at www.ww1soldierstale.co.uk Need to know about Buckinghamshire Regiment? There is information at Wikipedia Oxford and Bucks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxfordshire_and_Buckinghamshire_Light_Infantry a good starting point.   

 http://oxfordandbucks.co.uk/diary/index.htm and http://oxfordandbucks.co.uk/Roll_of_Honour.htm

To find out more about Buckinghamshire Men in the First World War www.buckinghamshireremembers.org.uk is a great starting place.

Every November a poppy is placed on the ground at the foot of a grave stone in Gawcott church yard. The stone is plain white and has the following on it:

M2/052753
Private E J Healey
Army Service Corps
Killed in Action
11/05/1917.


 

This bigraphy was written by Graham Taylor Paddick.

 Edward John Rutland was born on 14th August, 1900 at no. 6, Anchor Lane in Aylesbury (this house was demolished in the 1990s to make way for the Upper Hundreds Way relief road).  He was the fourth son of Frederick Rutland, a labourer originally from Stoke Mandeville, and his wife Maria (nee Wallace).  Edward attended St John’s School in Cambridge Street (on the site of what is now the BT telephone exchange) and then found work as an apprentice carman after leaving school at the age of 13.  Ten days before his 14th birthday in 1914 Britain joined the Great War (World War I) by declaring war on Germany.

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL AND THE WENDOVER HILLS

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