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

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.

Transcript of advertisement for  a holiday.

23 January 1869


Samuel Andrews, William Woods, and Joseph Gardener pleaded guilty to the stealing of some Mistletoe from the trees of Mr T Lunnon of Bourne End, were ordered to pay 8s 1d each costs. 


Will the telephone be introduced into Slough Police Station?

At the last meeting of the Standing Joint Committee, the Chief Constable (Major Mayne) read a letter from the National Telephone Company, stating that they had opened an exchange at Slough, and inquiring whether the Committee desired the Police station connected with that exchange. A charge of £10 per annum would be made, in addition to 3d for every three minutes' conversation outside a twenty-five miles radius. It would be most convenient if they were connected with the exchange, as it would put them in communication with Scotland Yard. The committee decieded to refer the matter to the Chief Constable to make a report on it to them.

For keeping a dog without a licence, Edwin Tripp, jun, of Chalfornt St Giles was fined £1; and for a like offence Dan Goodall of Seer Green, was ordered to pay 12s 6d.

2nd February 1867

John Thatcham, on the 2nd February 1867 was convicted of Night Poaching in Horden Wood. He was caught at 1.30 am. Punishment 3 months hard labour

The Amersham Magistrates Court known as Petty Sessions originally started meeting at the Crown Inn. It also met at the Police Station and Amersham Union Workhouse.

Below are a group of cases involving transport and roads.

“Irish Annie” Again
Annie Wilson, better known as “Irish Annie” as charges with being drunk and disorderly at Datchet on October 24th.

Before the Beaconsfield Petty Sessions - Beaches of Education Act March 1897

15th December 1866

Arron Simmons was convicted of placing a steam image and threshing machine on the Highway after pleading Guilty.

Costs 8s, Penalty 1s, Constable 2/6.


A note in the front inside  cover of the Amersham Magistrates Evidence Book in 1872.


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

Snippets that do not fit in elsewhere.

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