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Cork / Re: Raynes of Cork
« on: Tuesday 06 October 09 17:54 BST (UK)  »
Hi Kate
Haven't had much luck with this part of the family, so not sure if there is a James Raynes or not - haven't come across him yet......

Buckinghamshire / Re: Maps of Lane End
« on: Thursday 09 April 09 18:57 BST (UK)  »
So where did your Dad live?  Was he in Lane End?

Buckinghamshire / Re: Maps of Lane End
« on: Thursday 09 April 09 17:08 BST (UK)  »
Definitely one and the same! Mum used to run the local brownie pack in that very building  :)

Bolter End Lane rings lots of bells for me as that is where I lived for 20 odd years and where my Mum still lives now  ;D

Buckinghamshire / Re: Maps of Lane End
« on: Thursday 09 April 09 11:04 BST (UK)  »
Checked where I thought they were with my Mum and she agrees.  They are not in Lane End itself, but in an even smaller village/hamlet called Bolter End, which basically consists of one road (Bolter End Lane) and is in the parish of Lane End.  The cottages are still there and look almost the same from the outside.  They are in between a pub (the Brickmakers Arms) and a Methodist Chapel (although that is now been converted into a house called Chapel House) and are called Chapel Row (postcode HP14 3NE).  There were originally 5 cottages although nos 1 & 2 have definitely been knocked together to make one house.

The picture I've attached is from Virtual Earth if you want to look at surrounding areas and where it is in relation to Lane End.

Buckinghamshire / Re: Maps of Lane End
« on: Thursday 09 April 09 09:39 BST (UK)  »
There are a couple of possibilities which I need to check out - I'm over there at the weekend so will have a look.
Now I must go and hunt for that book....!

Buckinghamshire / Re: Maps of Lane End
« on: Monday 30 March 09 21:09 BST (UK)  »
Oh yes and just to show what a small world it is - the Druce's used to own my Mum's house before she did (back in the 1960's). 
She still sees Roger Druce about quite alot, although he has been in hospital recently as he had a nasty accident while cutting back some trees (not sure exactly what happened but village rumour is that he cut off the branch his ladder was attached to  :-\)

Buckinghamshire / Re: Maps of Lane End
« on: Monday 30 March 09 20:35 BST (UK)  »
Yes the shop is still there but is now owned by a large newsagent chain (Martins or Dillons I think).  I'm sure it was Roger Druce who ran the shop when I used to go there.  My Mum lives just outside the village (in between Lane End and Cadmore End) but runs the Lane End WI so knows lots of the 'old folk' as well as having lots of memories of her own.
Somewhere I have got a book with lots of the history of Lane End, I shall have to go and find it to see if any of your Cutlers or Wests are in it.....

Buckinghamshire / Re: Maps of Lane End
« on: Sunday 29 March 09 20:13 BST (UK)  »
I remember Druce's shop really well (particularly the sweets department  ;)).  We were only talking about it the other day on the drive to Lane End.  If either of you want any photos taken around the village (or Cadmore End) let me know.

Just to throw another one into the mix - do either of you have William Harold Cutler (known as Harry) in your trees?  He was born 1908 in High Wycombe and lived in High Wycombe all his life.  His parents were William Edward Cutler b.c.1869 and Mary Annie Rogers.  Just thought I'd ask on the off chance??

Buckinghamshire / Re: Maps of Lane End
« on: Saturday 28 March 09 19:17 GMT (UK)  »
Hi royd
Are your Druce's related to the Druce's who had the village shop (newsagent/sweet shop) in the 1970's and 80's?  I remember it very well!

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