The Autumn 2016 issue was a bumper 16 pages and included:
- An illustrated article about Mary Christie, the first headmistress of what was to become Wycombe High School;
- Two articles about local transformations; one a review of the recently completed work on the west end of All Saints Church and the other a description of work undertaken to tidy land under an advertising hoarding in Wycombe Marsh;
- Reports on a Behind the Scenes visit to Mary Arden’s Farm in Stratford upon Avon, our recent AGM and the ongoing Save the Red Lion project;
- Some reminiscences of growing up in Desborough Road in the 1960s;
- And a lot more besides;
- … Although our usual round-up report, “Planning this Quarter” was replaced by our response to the Local Plan.
The Newsletter was delivered to members in September.
We are always looking for contributions to the Newsletter. We need articles, for example from people who remember Wycombe in its earlier days, or with a novel angle on local matters. We need letters with outspoken comment, which we welcome from anybody. And we particularly like to receive drawings and cartoons. Contributions or questions can be sent by e-mail to the Editor or post (see below).
The High Wycombe Society Newsletter is published four times a year and is usually 12 pages long. It is issued free to members. Six months after each newsletter is issued, it is posted in full in the archive on this website.
Our deadlines for contributions are the 20th of February, May, August and November, and the Newsletter is distributed by our volunteer postmen the following month.
The Newsletter covers the work of all the Society’s groups, the quarterly meetings and other events. Letters to the Editor may also be published.
Contributions may be sent to our Newsletter Editor, Jackie Kay, preferably by e-mail or direct to 19 Hepplewhite Close, High Wycombe, HP13 6BZ, telephone (01494) 534876.
Very old Newsletters
The Society started issuing Newsletters way back in 1969 but back then they were simple duplicated sheets prepared by typewriter (remember them?). We are starting to scan these and convert them to a digital format and as we do so they will appear on the Very Old Newsletters page. This will not be a quick job as our archive copies do not scan easily and for many years were foolscap size which does not fit on modern scanners. Nevertheless we will persevere and the archive will slowly expand. There are some interesting items in these old Newsletters and many of the issues then are still around today. Enjoy, and please send comments to the present Editor or even comment on Facebook.