History of the Village

Chalfont St Giles In Camera records the village's past, including Three Households and Jordans, principally through the camera — in postcards, published pictures and photos from family albums. It includes a brief history and a useful index to people and places.

Clive Birch is a well known Buckinghamshire author of 18 books about the past of Amersham. Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Chesham, other Bucks places and the City of London. He is a member of local and county historical societies, founder Chairman of the Buckingham Heritage Trust which created the town's Museum, a Fellow of the Antiquaries and of the Royal Society of Arts, and Past Master of the ancient guild of Carmen in the City.


Quotes and the Barracuda Collection have published some 450 books about the local past nationwide, over fifty in Bucks. These cover Aylesbury, Bletchley, Buckingham, Burnham, Chesham, Cherries, Chiltern Thames, Haddenham, Halton, Maps, Murders, Marlow, Missendens, Olney, Parker Knoll, Stewkley, Whitchurch, Wolverton and Wycombe. Fume books record Ruses, Beaconsfield and Milton Keynes.



The Book Barn, Whittlebury, NN12 8XS

ISBN 0 86023 300 6

£9.95 nett


FRONT COVER: `Somehow or other this view seems familiar to me, can you tell me where it is?'

If Miss M. Nash of Stonewall  Farm, to whom this card was sent earlier this century, replied, she

had only to look at the front, where it simply said: 'Chalfont St Giles from East of the Pond'. (HW)


"Chalfont St Giles In Camera"


Hardback, first published in 1985, 80 pages, 77 photos.


Available on-line here.