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.

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.

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.

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

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..

8th September 1827

At Buckingham fair on Tuesday last a bull and cow entered the house of Harry Cox, the staymaker, and alarmed the family whilst at breakfast; the entrance being narrow it was impossible to turn them out.

6th August 1842 High Wycombe,

Storm

On Wednesday afternoon this town was visited with a most violent and heavy storm, indeed such a one as even the oldest inhabitants cannot recollect before.

School Attendance Cases at Slough Petty Sessions, March 1897.

Summary Education Provision in of the County of Buckingham 1833

In 1833 there were 146,529 people living in Buckinghamshire

Provision of Schools

In 1833, before attending school was made compulsory , a survey was carried out to find out about what schools existed in the County. Below is a summary of what was found.

If you want to know what schools were provided in your parish please look for your parish in 'Bucks Parishes' and then 'Education Provision 1833'

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.

The area covers the following Offices with delivery staff:


Slough George Green
Beaconsfield Gerrards Cross
Chalfont St Giles Hedgerley
Chalfont St Peter Horton
Colnbrook Langley
Farnham Common Seer Green
Farnham Royal Stoke Poges
Fulmer Wexham

Subcategories

Covering anything involving Roads, Canals and Railways.

Includes the Petty and Quarter Sessions, JPs, Police, and the Criminals.

The Workhouse and the poor examples, including a few cases.

Articles that do not fit into other categories

Articles involving all three services and the part played by Buckinghamshire people.