The museum is pleased to publish an annual booklet called The Haddenham Chronicles.  The Chronicles were begun in 2006 and each edition is packed with a wealth of interesting information. Over thirty contributors have written articles for the series on a variety of local history topics. 

Chronilcles Spread

All back issues are available for sale and regularly reprinted. For further information, please contact Steve Sharp (Tel: (01844) 290597 email: stephsharp@aol.com)

 

An article about the Haddenham Feast from the first issue and an article about The Rochester Connection from the second issue are reproduced here.

 

INDEX

Index to The Haddenham Chronicles

Issue

Page

1086, The people of Haddenham in

4

2

1275; the day that Justice came to Grove End

11

2

1524, What happened in Haddenham in

5

6

1598 Will

16

4

15th Century, Fear in the

11

7

1670 Kingston Blount Fire Collection

16

6

1712, Haddenham in

13

3

1764 Overseer's Disbursements

16

8

1770 Map, Jefferys

1

13

1820 Map

15

27

1831 Orchard Riot

14

34

1851, Haddenham in

1

28

1851, Who believed what in

9

32

19th Century, News from the early

11

20

1905 Map

5

48

1908, Franklin Estate Sale of

16

48

     

 Accidents, Wartime, around Haddenham

 6

 52

Adnum as spoke

7

49

Aftermath (of the Enclosure)

12

23

Alms corn charity

3

31

 

16

60

Airfield Oddities

4

53

Airtech

4

53

Amy Johnson was here

16

55

Appraising Grazing, Before the Enclosure

14

22

Apprentices in Haddenham, Craft

12

18

Aston Sandford, Manor Farmhouse at

12

7

Aylesbury Agitator (Edward Richardson)

9

25

Aylesbury Airport Ltd

5

61

 

 

 

Bakery at Fort End

8

14

Banks Park

4

47

Barn Coal Charity

3

32

Basque children. Tythrop House refugees

13 

21

Baptist, Church building

2

21

Baptist, worship, A brief history of

2

24

Before Haddenham was a village

1

3

Beke family of Haddenham

17

2

Beke, Richard

1

12

 

17

10

Bells of St Mary’s, Restoration of

4

56

Bessie goes to school

6

36

Bigstrup, 1243, Burglary at

5

2

Bigstrup, Matthew of

3

5

Booth, Sophia, Haddenham Hall

1

32

Brick making

8

34

Bull and Boar Charity

1

40

 

 

 

Catholic, the community in Haddenham

3

58

Charity, begins at home

3

28

Charity, Bull and Boar

1

40

Childhood before the First World War, My

11

55

Clayton and Bell

12

34

Clergy, Crime and Capital Punishment

15

23

Christie, An interview with Mrs

4

22

Christie, Dr

2

45

 

4

40

Church Farm House

1

10

Civil War, Haddenham in the

8

2

Cob wall, The old      (Poem)

1

47

Cobweb, Rosemary Lane

3

47

Copyholders

2

9

 

3

9

 

8

23

Council School, Haddenham, during the Second World War

17

41

Country walk, A      (Poem)

10

40

Craft Apprentices in Haddenham

12

18

Cricket, A brief history of our village

11

47

Crop marks

1

6

Customal

3

10

 

2

9

Dawes, Revd Dr W R

2

40

Demonstration of 1913, The religious

1

43

Dig behind 5 Townsend

10

7

DIY History

10

21

Doctor, Haddenham’s first

4

6

Doctors, Haddenham

2

45

Domesday

4

2-5

Dove Cote at the Dove House

11

12

Dove House, The

10

10

Ducks, Haddenham’s

8

40

 

 

 

Enclosure, Before the, Appraising Grazing 

14

22

Enclosure, The Haddenham

1

24

Enclosure (They came, they saw, they measured)

11

28

Enclosure, Occupations, Landholding and Tenancy

13

6

Emigration

10

36

End of the war, How Haddenham celebrated the

17

54

Evacuation to Haddenham

7

52

 

 

 

Fair and the feast service

7

57

Families over the centuries

7

7

Farrar Bell, Michael

12

34

Fear in the Fifteenth Century

11

7

Feast, Haddenham

1

7

Ferry Pilots

15

58

Festivals, Harvest

1

38

Fifties, Boyhood memories of

13

56

Fire!

3

19

Firemark

5

33

First Post; Haddenham’s oldest letters

10

2

First World War, Haddenham's Parcipitation

15

34

Fish, hawk or fowl, The right to

4

44

Football, A history of, 1910 – 1970

9

45

Football , A history of, 1970 – 2011

10

53

Fort End, Bakery at

8

Fort End House

14

Fort End Works

7

43

Franklin Estate Sale of 1908

16

48

Fraucups

6

56

Freemasons, Haddenham Lodge of

7

60

Funeral Firm (Wilson)

12

21

 

 

 

Glider Training Squadron

3

53

Glynne (Glyn) Davies

8

44

Gog Farm, Townsend

17

17

Gothic revival, Haddenham and the

8

31

Green Dragon in the past

17

27

Grenville Manor

3

13

Grenville's Manor in the 1300s

12

2

Grenville’s Manor in 1536

9

9

 

 

 

Haddenham Hall, JMW Turner and

1

32

Haddenham Hall, More about

2

43

Haddenham Low House

8

34

Haeda’s ham

3

2

Harvest, Bringing in the, during WW2

14

54

Harvest Festivals

1

38

Hatches, matches and dispatches 1653-1760

8

7

Hearths of Haddenham in 1672, Around the

6

3

High Street, A house in the

5

32

Hopefield House

2

40

Hotspur glider

3

53

Hyde, Cecil, Reminisces

7

36

 

 

 

Jewish Refugees and the Tythrop Scheme

14

41

     

Kate Turnham, A childhood before the First World War

11

55

Knights, The twentieth-century Haddenham

6

60

 

 

 

Lace Making in Haddenham

10

31

Listed buildings of Haddenham

1

48

 

2

1

Listed buildings in the High Street

4

7

Lord of the Manor, When Haddenham had a

17

2

Lords of the manor, Tenants of

8

23

Lords of the manor (List)

8

28

Lord Williams

15

12

Ludgate, T W & Son

15

43

 

 

 

Malt House, The

16

10

Manor Farm House, part 1

5

12

Manor Farm House, part 2

6

17

Manor Farmhouse at Aston Sandford

12

7

Manor Farm Life

8

52

Map 1905

5

48

Map, Jeffreys, 1770

1

13

Medieval Family, The Nashes of Haddenham

14

2

Memories, More of my younger days

17

56

Methodism in Haddenham

6

23

Michael Whitney arrives in Haddenham

15

62

Motorcycle racing

2

56

Mummers, The Haddenham

16

23

Murder, Dreadful, of a former curate

7

32

Murder, Haddenham, 1828

1

20

Murder Play, A review of the

8

63

 

 

 

News from the early nineteenth century

11

20

Newton, Roger

17

49

New Zealand war grave, The

6

55

 

 

 

Oak Beam Cottage

9

2

Orchard Dene

7

14

Orchard Riot in 1831

14

34

O Happy Days (Poem)

13

55

 

 

 

Parish Councillors, Who were our (first)

17

34

Peter Tyler

2

25

Play, Review of, The Great War

13

62

Ploughing Matches, The Haddenham

12

29

Priory

2

8-13

 

5

18

Population from 1801 to 2001

6

8

Posse, The Haddenham

2

19

Pubs, When Haddenham was awash with

2

33

 

 

 

Quakers in Haddenham and the Chilterns

7

26

 

 

 

Railway in Haddenham, The

6

40

Reformation, St Mary’s and the

2

14

Restoration of the bells of St Mary’s

4

56

Review of The Great War Play

13

62

Ricketts Family Reunions of 1938 & 1999

16

31

Rochester, connection

2

8

Roge rNewton

17

49

Roller Skating

15

54

Roman Catholic, demonstration

1

43

Roman Finds

2

3

Rowland Green

5

49

Royal Oak

3

21

     
St Mary's Church History 15 46

St Mary's School, A History of, Part 1

12

38

St Mary's School, A History of, Part 2

13

21

Scott, Sir George Gilbert

8

31

Scotsgrove

15

5

Scotsgrove (PartTwo)

16

39

School, A History of St Mary's, Part 1

12

38

Silly Haddenham

1

45

Snakeshead fritillaries

6

56

Spicers

3

26

 

4

49-50

 

14

59

Spicers, More memories of

14

62

Stagecoach from Haddenham, Catching the

5

39

Starving, When Haddenham was,

1

26

Stock-car racing

2

59

Strangers from the air

9

61

Street names, named after people

1

14

Street names, the old streets and 20thC  

3

40

Street names, the remainder

4

14

Sreet names - 4

15

50

Street names - 5

16

63

Swifts, The guests beneath our roofs

2

48

 

 

 

Taylor, The Revd William Walter Joseph

8

47

Telephone directory 1931

4

52

They came, they saw, they measured

11

28

Thomasing

4

29

Times Online, The

5

21

Toll roads near Haddenham

9

13

Tractor Thing, What's this

12

60

Transportation to Van Diemen’s Land

3

36

Tudor Accidents

15

3

Turn End

10

42

Turner, JMW, and Haddenham Hall

1

32

Tythrop House - Home to Refugees from 1937 to 1940. Part 1

13

21

Tythrop - A Dramatic Story

15

18

Tythrop scheme, Jewish Refugees

14

41

 

 

 

Upward Bound Trust, The

8

56

 

 

 

Van Diemen’s Land, Transportation to

3

36

     

Victorian restoration of St Mary’s

2

28

Victorian schools

6

29

Vicars & Rectors of Haddenham

15

 53

Village Society, Haddenham

17

60

Votes for Women, Haddenham Split on

16

58

     

Walter Rose, An interview with

4

33

Walter Rose’s family tree, part of

11

45

War memorial, The

6

48

War, Haddenham Council School during the Second World

17

41

Wartime accidents around Haddenham

6

52

Water

9

21

Weather and history

6

11

Webb, Ralph

3

51

What’s in a name?

3

2

Whitney, Michael arrives in Haddenham

15

62

Who believed what in 1851

9

32

Who was who in 1086-1558

7

2

Willis, The naughty vicar – Revd John

9

39

Wilsons (A Family Concern not just a Funeral Firm)

12

21

Windmills of Haddenham

14

18

Witchert

13

65

Women’s Institute, A history, 1922 – 2010

9

51

Woodend House

5

32

Workhouse, A name to fear, The

10

26