Seven members of the High Wycombe Society attended the Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society “BLHN” (Bucks Local History Network) Annual Conference and Fair this year.
Our exhibition was tailored to complement the various subjects in the BAS speakers’ programme but with a High Wycombe flavour – we included sections on “1798 – the year in which Loakes Manor became Wycombe Abbey” (drawing on material from Jackie’s recent talk to the Society on the Shelburnes) and “Local Milestones on the Beaconsfield-Stokenchurch Turnpike” (with material from Willie Reid’s research as mentioned in a recent Society Newsletter).
Our President , Stuart King, was promoting his new book on War Heroes of Holmer Green, while we also found a bit of space on the boards to cover “Wycombe Borough parliamentary representation from 1820-1868” with reference to chapters in the Society’s 2011 book “Wycombe Pioneers of Progress”, and the soon-to-be-released WWI-related “app” to which the Society contributed earlier this year.
On an adjoining table, details of the Bucks Gardens Trust work undertaken by Society members in the High Wycombe area was also displayed, thanks to Christine Clark.
As usual, BAS provided an excellent programme with six inspiring speakers extending our knowledge and entertaining us, each managing to deliver their content within their allotted 40 minutes.
A truly enjoyable day, as you can see from some of the smiles in our pictures from the day.