History of the Village

"Images of England - Chalfont St Giles"


Paperback, first published in 2002, 128 pages, 200+ photos.


Available on-line here.


The fascinating collection of over 200 photographs chronicles the recent history of this charming area of rural Buckinghamshire. Despite being so close to London, Chalfont St Giles has maintained an air of peace and tranquility as it is bypassed by main roads. Chalfont St Giles was a popular destination for Londeres enjoying rural excursion and this compilation follows a popular route the village as described in a 1930s guidebook. Starting at the Pheasant Inn, we are led past the pond and green, through the village and on to Jordans, historically part of Chalfont St Giles parish, and to Seers Green. This comprehensive pictorial record is sure to awaken nostalgic memories in all those who remeber Chalfont St Giles as it used to be and will prove to be a valuable source of information for newcomers and visitors alike.