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1940s

David Worley

david_worley.jpgMEMORIES OF THE RIVER MISBOURNE by  DAVID WORLEY

The River Misbourne, a beautiful Buckinhmamshire chalk stream has throughout history dried up just before a major disaster. Now it has dried up through over abstraction of water, then damage to the river bed through diversion around a rubbish tip.

Campaigners, led by The Chiltern Society, are , with th support of the Environment Agency, working hard to obtain funds to line the leaking part of the river: a matter of a few hundred metres, which should give flow for at least a further 7 KM from Amersham, through Chalfont St Giles and St Peter. Sadly, a lottery funding bid has recently been turned down.

David Worley has memories of the river going back to his early childhood and tells us about life by the river in its better days.

 

Memories from other residents will follow.

 

 

1940s, 1950s, Boats

A Lift With Queen Mary

LAVENDER WESTLAKE

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Now in her 80s,Lavender tells of a very special ‘pick-up', when hitch hiking, whilst in the WRAF in The Second World War.

1940s, Hitching, Royalty, Thames, World War 2