Bucks History

Description of Agriculture in the Vale of Aylesbury - 1850

Description of Agriculture in the Vale of Aylesbury - 1850


The soil, in the Vale of Aylesbury, is a strong clay loam, varying in depth from two feet to a few inches, of rich earth, generally incumbant on stiff clay....

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Toiling and Moiling

Some Account of our Working People and How they Live.
By “GOOD WORDS” COMMISIONER.
iv.—THE BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LABOURER.
The English hind is best off in some of the northern, worst off in some of the southern-coast counties. The Buckinghamshire labourer, however, may be taken with tolerable fairness as a type of the English peasant. Bucks is a good deal nearer to Dorsetshire than it is to Northumberland, and the average of agricultural wages in Bucks is nearer the Dorsetshire than the Northumbrian average; but, for that very reason, the Buckinghamshire labourer may all the more fairly be selected as a type of the class who receive corduroy breeches as rewards of virtue.

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Farm Sales

Below are two advertisements from the Oxford and West Bucks Gazette in 1875. They show the types of farm and the types of equipment and livestock that were on the farms of the time.

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Chesham - Telephone

10/04/1897   Telephonic communication with all parts is now obtainable at the Chesham Post Office, a branch of the trunk line having been laid from Watford.

Toy Dealers

This is the list of Toy Dealers that are in Buckinghamshire in 1891.

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Slough - Concert & Race

Below is an advert for an entertainment and race for boys.

Music and dance played a great part in the lives of people.

The race is interesting as it is for all ages of boy. There is a handicap system where the slower and younger boys get a head start. This race is one of many over a season for boys, There are no adverts for girls races..

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