Bucks History

Marlow Petty Sessions - Opening Hours

17th November 1866

From the Marlow Magistrates Minute Book

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Buckingham - Problem with Bull

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.

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High Wycombe - Storm

6th August 1842 High Wycombe,


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.

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Horton - Education

School Attendance Cases at Slough Petty Sessions, March 1897.

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Provision of Schools 1833

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'

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Slough Elementary Schools

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.

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Buckinghamshire Photographers List 1864 onwards

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

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