The chapel was first built in 1847 with the present church building being built in 1886.
The Sunday School room was rebuilt in 1907.

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.

SIXTY YEARS AGO
No 47
From the Aylesbury News June 30 th 1888
A Girl, forced by her parents into a disagreable match with an old man, whom she detested, when the clergyman came to the part of the service where the bride is asked if she consents to take the bridegroom for her husband, said with great simplicity, “Oh, dear no, Sir; but you are the first person who has asked my opinion upon the affair”
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On Sunday evening a constable of Chesham entered a public house and offered to fight any man there. The amicable challenge was accepted, and the peace-officer, after receiving a right good thrashing, was compelled to acknowledge himself beaten, and was led home about midnight by two of his friends. The constable was on this occasion presented with so remarkable a pair of barnacles that he does not care to make his appearance among his neighbours. What are the local authorities about that they do not interfere in this matter, and at once punish and displace this sworn officer of the peace? If a churchrate warrant wanted signing, there would be no lack of parson-magistrates to perform this Christian act!
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During the night of Sunday week, one hundred young trees, the property of Mr Thomas Cross, were destroyed in a plantation in the parish of Haddenham and several gates on that gentleman’s estate have been thrown off their hinges. A reward has been offered for the detection of the offenders.
No 48
From the Aylesbury News July 7 th 1838
An Odd Mistake – A letter, addressed by our gracious young Queen to a lady of distinction in Ireland , and in her own hand writing, a short time back, was charged double postage, the words “The Queen” having been written on the envolope so illegibly as to bear the appearance of “Mrs. Quinn”
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How Does A Ship Resemble A Woman ? – Because man knows not the expense till he has got one; because they look best when well rigged; because their value depends on their age; because they are upright when in stays; because they bring news from abroad; because they wear caps and bonnets; because they are often abandoned; because they are often painted.
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Aylesbury Railway – The contractor for this line, Mr. J.R. Chapman, is under penalty to complete his undertaking by the 30 th of November next; and we understand that the works are now advancing with great rapidity ……….

AYLESBURY PETTY SESSIONS
Saturday – Before Mr. G. Butcher (in the chair), Mr. T. Gurney, Major Terry, and Mr. H. Wyatt.
Education Defaulter
John Baylis, Aylesbury, was summoned at the instance of Mr. J.N. Hodgkinson (school attendance officer for the Aylesbury Union) for neglecting to send his child regularly to school. The case had been adjourned from the previous week for the production of a medical certificate. Defendant was again represented by his wife, who informed the Bench that the House Surgeon at the Infirmary was willing to give them the facts of the case if applied to, but did not think a certificate necessary.
The Chairman advised the School Attendance Officer to get fuller particulars of such cases.
Mr. Hodgkinson pointed out that he had no authority for obtaining medical certificates, but that it was the parents’ duty to get them.
A nominal fine of 1s was inflicted.

Mischievous Haddenham
George Price and James Allen, of Haddenham were summoned for damaging certain mowing grass belonging to Mr. Pigott, to the value of 1s, on Sunday evening, June 19 th, a similar charge being preferred against them for damage to mowing grass to the same amount in a field belonging to Mr. Franklin.
Defendants did not appear.
Mr. Pigott deposed that the damage had been caused by defendants walking about the standing grass in his field at Scotsgrove Hill. He assesses the damage at 1s.
Alfred Ayres, gamekeeper, said that on Sunday Jun 19 th, about a quarter to six in the evening he saw Price and Allen in Mr Pigott’s field. He saw Price take his clothes off and get into the water for the purpose of cray-fishing, and Allen laid down by the side of the brook in the standing grass in order that he might not be seen. They were there about three-quarters of an hour. They afterwards went across the field through the mowing grass for about 300 yards, and afterwards got into Mr. Franklin’s field where there was also standing grass. Defendants broke down two fences in the fields. He met them at the hedge as they were coming out of Mr. Franklin’s field. He knew both of them well.
John Gale Franklin, son of Mr. Joseph Franklin, farmer, proved damage being done to his father’s mowing grass to the extent of 1s.
The Chairman said as neither of them had put in an appearance to answer the charges made against them they would be fined 10s 6d each in each case, or in default 14 days hard labour.
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1 st BUCKS RIFLE VOLUNTEERS
Inspection by Colonel Kingscote

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.

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