Bucks History

Burnham Hundred

BURNHAM HUNDRED

From Sheahan 1861:

This is an oddly shaped division of the coulty, resembling in some degree a figure of eight with the lower section much narrower than the other.  

 

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Desborough Hundred

DESBOROUGH HUNDRED

from Sheahan, 1861:

The Hundred of Desborough (anciently Dvetenberg and Dustenburgh), situated in the south-western extremity of the county, contains 52,370 acres and is bounded on the S. by the river Thames, which divides it from Berkshire; on on the E. and N.E. by hundred of Burnham; on the N. by the hundred of Aylesbury; and on the W. by the county of Oxford.

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Newport Hundred

Newport Hundred - Description from Sheahan 1861

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Stoke Hundred

STOKE HUNDRED

From Shehan in 1861:

In geographical extent this is the smallest hundred in the county.

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Holidays - Cricket

Great Western Railway

On August 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th, Cheap Day Tickets will be issued to AYLESBURY (County Cricket Matches) by certain trains from Windsor, Slough, Taplow Maidenhead, &c. For full particulars, Week Excursions, &c., see bills & pamphlets.
J.L. WILKINSON, General Manager. 1896
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Edwardian Railway at Aylesbury.

The first Great Western Railway to get to Aylesbury took a long route to get to London (Paddington) through Princes Risborough, High Wycombe, Bourne End and Maidenhead. Later in 1892, a shorter route to London was finished. This railway went through Wendover, Great Missenden, Amersham, Rickmansworth and Harrow. In 1899 all the work at Aylesbury was finally finished. The line was very expensive, costing £350,000 for the Rickmansworth to Aylesbury part.

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Holidays to the Seaside

Transcript of advertisement for  a holiday.

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