Chang­ing face of Buck­ing­hamshire coun­try­side

Some things barely change at all, tra­di­tions in our towns and vil­lages that have been go­ing for cen­turies can still be found to­day – Bea­cons­field Char­ter Fair, for ex­am­ple, is still go­ing strong af­ter 800 years. Other ac­tiv­i­ties, how­ever, die out over tim

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The women of Chal­font St Giles Women’s In­sti­tute in 1949

An old lady deftly switch­ing the bob­bins to make lace and, be­low, school­boys prove you don’t need snow to have fun on a sled

Clock­wise from top left: Bell­ring­ing is still quite pop­u­lar, these are from Iver, and Bea­cons­field Old Town has barely changed. But you don’t find chair bodgers in the woods any­more. The ones be­low are carv­ing chair legs out of beech

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